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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Advanced practice nurses keep pushing for expanded practice
WJHG | February 5, 2020
Florida is in the minority when it comes to states allowing nurses to practice without a doctor's supervision, but they are facing an uphill battle. Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners come to the Capitol by the hundreds each week. Their goal is change the law that requires doctors to supervise them.
“We do recover.” Nurse practitioner shares success in beating opioid addiction
WATE | January 23, 2020
Inside the Sullivan County Anti-Drug Coalition you will find story after story of addiction and recovery. Perhaps one of the most powerful belongs to Sherry Barnett, a nurse practitioner and the region’s Overdose Prevention Specialist for the state of Tennessee. Barnett’s region-wide fight against the opioid epidemic started with her own fight, her own addiction.
It’s Time to Fix What Ails Us
RealClear Health | January 15, 2020
Today, 270,000 NPs are transforming health care access for millions of patients in over 1 billion visits annually. Yet, despite over 50 years of outstanding patient care delivered by NPs, outdated laws in 28 states prevent NPs from working at the top of their professional preparation. As a result, 80 million Americans nationwide remain “landlocked” in health care deserts where there is inadequate access to primary care.