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More Nurse Practitioners Slated to Meet Patient Care Access Needs

January 30, 2019 - Nurse practitioners are making their mark on patient care access as more NPs flood the healthcare jobs market, according to the 2018 National Nurse Practitioner Sample Survey from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. The survey, which included responses from the over 270,000 licensed nurse practitioners across the United States, revealed that more individuals are seeking...

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Patient Safety Takes a Hit as Nursing Conditions Remain Stagnant

by Sara Heath

Healthcare organizations are making little headway in improving nurse working conditions, and patient safety is suffering as a result, according to new data from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. The report, published in...

Nurse Staffing Ratios Tied to High Costs, Patient Safety Savings

by Sara Heath

A Massachusetts ballot question considering mandated nurse staffing ratios will cost the Commonwealth, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations because of increased staffing needs, according to an analysis from the Massachusetts...

NPs, PAs Could Reduce Primary Care Physician Shortage Nearly 70%

by Sara Heath

The healthcare industry is facing a primary care physician shortage that threatens patient access to care in coming years. Leaning on non-physician clinicians such as nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) could reduce...

Nurses Call for Expanded Scope of Practice to Fill VA Care Gaps

by Sara Heath

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) are calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to expand scope of practice for certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). This comes following recent findings that VA has...

How APRN, PA Scope of Practice Changes Boost Patient Care Access

by Sara Heath

Overhauls to scope of practice (SOP) laws for advance practice registered nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants (PAs) could improve practice efficiency and increase patient care access, according to a recent report from the Brookings...

VA Extends Practice Authority to NPs, Expanding Vet Care Access

by Sara Heath

The Department of Veterans Affairs has officially granted advanced practice nurse practitioners full practice authority, says a VA news release. The move aims to improve veteran healthcare access by increasing the number of authorized...


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