July 11, 2018
Nurse Practitioners Launch National Awareness Campaign
August 24, 2018
Nurse Practitioners provide viable primary care option
Becker's Hospital Review
September 06, 2018
Nurse practitioners could be poised to fill primary care gap
September 19, 2018
Nurse practitioners: A solution to America’s primary care crisis
For the past few decades, the United States has not produced enough primary care physicians. Moreover, too few physicians practice in rural and medically underserved areas...
Primary care is in high demand, but the ongoing physician shortage leaves plenty of access gaps. One solution? Harnessing the skills of nurse practitioners in underserved areas, according to a new report from the American Enterprise Institute.
December 30, 2018
Nurse Practitioners: Meeting the Needs of Rural Veterans
January 29, 2019
Number Of Nurse Practitioners Surpasses 270,000
February 26, 2019
It’s time to expand choice and access to health care | Opinion
April 17, 2019
Let Nurse Practitioners Expand Access
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) met in New Orleans, Louisiana to explore the critical role nurse practitioners play in meeting the need for high-quality, patient-centered health care.
Primary care professionals are on the front lines of the opioid epidemic. And thanks to advances in “Medication-Assisted Treatment”—which combines medications that temper cravings, like methadone and buprenorphine, with counseling and therapy—they’re better equipped to treat dependence than ever before.
An aging rural physician workforce is nearing retirement age, leaving the rural population at a disadvantage for access to quality health care. Strategies such as expanding medical education programs to rural areas and utilizing the nurse practitioner (NP) population may forestall the growing disparities in access to health care for people living in nonmetropolitan areas...
August 06, 2019
Nurse practitioners want less physician oversight
Some nurse practitioners want state law to change to allow nurses to practice medicine without the oversight of doctors.The Tennessee Nurses Association is pushing for removal of a law that requires nurse practitioners to pay a physician to monitor their clinics.
"The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) stands with the families and friends whose loved ones were killed or injured in the mass shootings over the weekend in both El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. It's unfortunate that yet again, we are calling for this issue to be addressed by our policymakers across the nation and in Washington, DC. Nurse practitioners are passionate in their care for patients and are advocates for prevention."
August 13, 2019
Daily on Healthcare: Nurse practitioners fight for more freedom
States are slowly moving in the direction of expanding freedoms for nurse practitioners, whose duties are similar to that of physicians in that they can prescribe medication, order tests, refer patients to specialists, and manage treatments.
Our state government has the opportunity to do something unprecedented — pass commonsense health care reform with strong bipartisan support that will both reduce health care costs and increase access to quality care.
September 04, 2019
Amid Doctor Shortage, Nurse Practitioners Fill Rural Care Gap
A hospital in Rockingham County is recruiting nurse practitioners to fill in health-care gaps created by a rural doctor shortage.
September 05, 2019
States Should Look to Nurse Practitioners to Fight Against Opioid Epidemic
Last year, approximately 72,000 Americans died from a drug overdose. More than two-thirds of those deaths were related to opioid use disorder
September 17, 2019
North Carolinians falling into health care coverage gap
North Carolina doesn’t just have a health care gap. Large fissures riddle the system. North Carolina has the 10th highest uninsured rate in the country, but it fares just as badly for how it cares for the disabled in the Case for Inclusion rankings.
October 02, 2019
Thomas on Pain: NPs Already on Front Lines of Pain Management
It shouldn’t be news that nurse practitioners treat pain. “Nurse practitioners have always treated pain—that’s a part of a patient, as we take care of each patient day by day,” said Sophia Thomas, DNP, FNP, PNP, FAANP, the president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
October 20, 2019
Physician shortage, soaring costs are major challenges
“New Mexico has a lot of challenges. We have a much older population with a stagnant birth rate, so demand for more intense medical care as we all age will increase. At the same time, the average age of physicians in New Mexico is much higher than the rest of the country. We know we have a doctor shortage and that it will only get worse."