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 Part of this order calls for removal of outdated barriers to practice so that all health care providers can practice to the full extent of their education, training and certification.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...