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Nurse practitioners working on the front lines to fight coronavirus

KNOE | April 8, 2020

Nurses and doctors aren't the only ones stepping up to fight the coronavirus. Nurse practitioners are now working side by side with doctors and other nurses to help fight the coronavirus. Read More

Tallahassee nurse practitioner providing care through COVID-19

WTXL | April 7, 2020

Supplies are dwindling and cases are climbing, but the healthcare workers on the front lines in the Big Bend area aren't letting down their guards. Read More

5 steps the U.S. should take now to prepare for the next pandemic

Ithaca Journal | April 3, 2020

Rarely in recent memory has it been this difficult to see beyond the next day. In the United States and around the world, the number of coronavirus cases is rising so quickly that it feels almost impossible to see our way past this crisis — let alone plan for its next phase or the next pandemic.  Read More

COVID-19 And Telehealth: Crisis Drives Flexibility And Expands Care

Forbes | April 2, 2020

The Covid-19/Corona virus is quickly spreading its gangly tentacles across the globe. This pandemic has brought out the best in people as new partnerships form to combat a common enemy. While the pandemic tears across the globe, so to do the unprecedented and innovative changes in pharma, manufacturing, and care delivery. As such, a relaxing of rules and quick adoption of telehealth continues to expand. Read More

Nurse practitioner: In 20 years, I've never seen it this bad

CNN | March 31, 2020

Nurse practitioner Elyse Isopo says that in the 20 years she's been working in a New York ICU, she has never seen things as bad as they are now with the coronavirus. Read More

Rural Providers Brace for Outbreak Surge

| March 18, 2020

Rural communities and health care providers face numerous barriers when it comes to handling the coronavirus outbreak. Read More

CMS Expands Medicare Telehealth Services to Fight COVID-19

Modern Healthcare | March 17, 2020

The Trump administration on Monday announced that it will expand telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries and cut back on HIPAA enforcement, the latest move to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Tennessee Should End Restrictions on Advanced Practicing Nurses | Opinion

Tennessean | March 16, 2020

Tennessee nursing practice restrictions limit access to needed care, curb competition, and impede choice among providers and types of care. Read More

Coordinated Interdisciplinary Pain Care for Home-Bound Veterans

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs | March 13, 2020

VA Geriatric Scholar Dr. Lief Noll–and colleagues from the Cincinnati VA Medical Center–have launched a network of shared practices for VA pain clinics to help rural home-bound Veterans, improving their satisfaction and quality of life. Read More

Ron DeSantis Quickly Signs Scope of Practice Bills into Law

Florida Politics | March 12, 2020

Qualified nurse practitioners will be able to independently operate primary care practices without an attending doctor’s supervision under a bill (HB 607) passed by the Legislature and signed hours later by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Read More

Why NPs are Especially Suited to Address Social Determinants of Health

Florence Health | March 11, 2020

A new report from national nonprofit The Root Cause Coalition finds important gaps when it comes to addressing the economic and social conditions that cause healthcare disparities in the United States — and notes that nurse practitioners in particular are ideally suited to take up the challenge. Read More

Florida OKs Independent Practice for Nurse Practitioners

U.S. News & World Report | March 11, 2020

Qualified nurse practitioners will be able to independently operate primary care practices without an attending doctor under a bill passed by the Florida Legislature. Read More

Texas Nurse Practitioners Meet with State Legislators to Discuss Coronavirus, Nurse Shortage and More

KETK | March 9, 2020

Texas Nurse Practitioners hosted a panel with state legislators on Friday, March 6 at the State Capitol. On the agenda: hot topics in healthcare in the upcoming legislative session. But first, at the forefront of the discussion, was the current preparation level for the coronavirus outbreak. “I think Texas nurse practitioners are about as prepared as you can be for something that’s so unprecedented,” nurse practitioner Jessica Peck said. Read More

Florida House Approves Greater Autonomy for Nurse Practitioners

Florida Phoenix | March 6, 2020

A bill allowing nurse practitioners, sometimes referred to as advanced practice registered nurse, or APRNs, to practice independently of doctors passed on a 94-12 vote in the Florida House on Friday. The legislation (HB 607) has been a major priority for House Speaker Jose Oliva, a Miami-Dade County Republican, who has expressed public support since the bill was filed in November 2019. Read More

Number Of Nurse Practitioners Eclipses 290,000

Forbes | March 3, 2020

The number of licensed nurse practitioners has set another record, surpassing 290,000 in the last year, according to new licensing figures. The latest survey from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners shows the ranks of the NP profession jumped nearly 8% to more than 290,000 as of December 2019 compared to 270,000 NPs in January 2019. Read More

The US has a Primary Care Shortage — Scope of Practice Reform can Help

The Hill | February 21, 2020

This is why some states–faced with enormous and ever-growing health care costs–are experimenting with reforms that allow primary care treatments to be performed by highly-skilled, non-physician health care professionals.  Read More

Illinois Nurse Practitioners Nearly Triple, But Skepticism Remains

Healthcare Weekly | February 16, 2020

Since 2012, the number of nurse practitioners in Illinois has grown almost threefold to more than 12,000 with the number expected to keep growing. Read More

Health care: Nurse practitioners push for greater role

Capitol Weekly | February 13, 2020

As California contends with a shortage of primary care doctors, some legislators are pushing to have nurse practitioners fill in the gaps. Read More

Letter to the Editor: Nurse Practitioners Equipped to Meet Mainers’ Primary Care Needs

Portland Press Herald | February 9, 2020

The needs of many of the citizens of Maine for primary care, especially in rural areas, are met by nurse practitioners as well as physicians. Read More

Nurse practitioner workforce, earnings surged 2010-2017, Census survey finds

Becker's Hospital Review | February 6, 2020

The number and average inflation-adjusted earnings of full-time-equivalent nurse practitioners grew the most in hospital settings from 2010 to 2017, according to a study published in Health Affairs.  Read More

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