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Executive order is timely recognition of nurse practitioners

Richmond Times-Dispatch | November 18, 2019

President Donald Trump recently issued an executive order designed to protect and improve Medicare for our nation’s seniors. Part of this order calls for removal of outdated barriers to practice so that all health care providers can practice to the full extent of their education, training and certification. Read More

Nurse Practitioners are key to primary care access | Opinion

Commercial Appeal | November 15, 2019

During National Nurse Practitioner Week, it seems appropriate to recognize the increasingly important role of the nurse practitioner in a changing and challenging health care environment. Read More

Wanted: Nurses in rural places

Albuquerque Journal | November 4, 2019

The two health care organizations collaborated to land a $3.2 million grant from the national Health Resources and Services Administration to be used to develop a residency program for nurse practitioners in 10 New Mexico cities and towns. Read More

Nurse practitioner students to help curb health provider shortage

Journal Review | November 1, 2019

Through a new federally-funded initiative, Purdue will train a group of nurse practitioner students to ask patients about non-complex mental health issues at three area clinics, including Riggs Community Health Center, North Central Nursing Clinics and Valley Oaks Health. Read More

$2.8M grant expands addiction care, adds more nurse practitioners to rural Alabama

UAB News | October 22, 2019

Research shows that individuals with substance use disorders frequently seek care in primary care settings. Through a four-year, $2.8 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing is advancing nurse practitioner education in primary care. Read More

Baker Bill Demands More Money For Primary Care And Behavioral Health

WBUR | October 18, 2019

Gov. Charlie Baker is igniting another round of health care debates in Massachusetts with a bill that would require all providers and insurers to boost spending in primary care and behavioral health, penalize excessive drug price increases and limit surprise emergency billing. Read More

Thomas on Pain: NPs Already on Front Lines of Pain Management

Pain Medicine News | October 2, 2019

“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)... Read More

North Carolinians falling into health care coverage gap

The Laurinburg Exchange | September 18, 2019

RALEIGH — 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. Read More

Legislators discuss lifting restrictions on Georgia nurse practitioners at Augusta study session

The Augusta Chronicle | September 17, 2019

Nurse practitioners would like the state to take the shackles off what they are allowed to do on their own, a joint legislative study committee was told Tuesday. But some aren’t sure the state should change those restrictions, as South Carolina did last year for nurse practitioners and last month for physician assistants. Read More

Medicaid expansion bill that could affected 650K in North Carolina withdrawn from N.C. House floor for more work

Winston-Salem Journal | September 11, 2019

The proposed Medicaid expansion bill — part of a controversial three-prong legislative dispute tying up the General Assembly — was sent back to a House committee Wednesday. Read More

States Should Look to Nurse Practitioners to Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

Route Fifty | September 5, 2019

Last year, approximately 72,000 Americans died from a drug overdose. More than two-thirds of those deaths were related to opioid use disorder. Read More

Amid Doctor Shortage, Nurse Practitioners Fill Rural Care Gap

Public News Service | September 4, 2019

A hospital in Rockingham County is recruiting nurse practitioners to fill in health-care gaps created by a rural doctor shortage. Read More

Why We Need More Nurse Practitioners

Health Works Collective | August 25, 2019

There is a serious shortage of healthcare professionals in the US healthcare system at the moment and estimates show that this problem is not about to go away anytime soon either. Read More

Daily on Healthcare: Nurse practitioners fight for more freedom

Washington Examiner | August 13, 2019

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. Read More

Addressing the Healthcare Professional Shortage

New Jersey Business Magazine | August 9, 2019

By 2030, New Jersey is expected to be short 11,000 nurses – the third largest deficit of any state, according to the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. Read More

Nurse practitioners want less physician oversight

WTVF | August 6, 2019

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. Read More

Arizona’s doctor shortage keeps getting worse. Here’s how we’re tackling it

AZ Central | August 5, 2019

Arizona is part of a nationwide physician shortage that experts say stands to worsen in the coming years as Baby Boomers reach retirement age. Read More

State should let nurse practitioners prescribe lifesaving drug for opioid users | Opinion

Tennessean | August 4, 2019

Until Tennessee restrictions are lifted for nurse practitioners to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder, access to health care is reduced. Read More

Nurse Practitioners May Alleviate Dwindling Physician Workforce in Rural Populations

Clinical Advisor | July 31, 2019

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... Read More

The Growing World of Nurse Practitioners

Memphis Magazine | July 29, 2019

Who are these nurses with all the initials after their names, and what can they do for you? Quite a lot, it turns out. Read More

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