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More nurses providing primary care where MDs in short supply

WHBL | January 08, 2019

(Reuters Health) - A growing number of nurse practitioners are providing primary care in rural and low-income U.S. communities where the physician workforce is shrinking, a new study suggests... Read More

Nurse Practitioners: Meeting the Needs of Rural Veterans

Daily Nurse | December 30, 2018

VA strives to deliver high-quality, compassionate health care to Veterans across America. We’ve taken great strides to ensure patients living in rural areas have access to a range of care options to best meet their health care needs. Due to VA’s recent “scope of practice” laws—which grant advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) full practice authority... Read More

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Press Releases

December 04, 2018

Nurse Practitioners Commend Trump Administration’s Recommendations on Scope of Practice Laws Read More

November 13, 2018

Ranks of Nurse Practitioners Grow to Meet Primary Care Demand Read More

October 31, 2018

American Association of Nurse Practitioners Responds to American Osteopathic Association Read More

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Healthcare is changing.

Healthcare is changing. NPs are making headlines by providing high-quality care that is accessible and affordable. Every year, more than a billion patient visits are made to NPs - and it’s making a difference in their health.

Number of NPs Practicing: 248,000

Total NP Patient Visits a Year: 1 billion



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