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The nurse practitioner profession is growing at a rapid pace. And with growth comes change. Today’s nurse practitioners are dealing with staff shortages in rural areas, changes in educational standards, and battles for wider practice authority in select states. What will tomorrow’s nurse practitioners be concerned with? Our interview-based blog and in-depth features uncover the stories behind the big issues by talking to nurse practitioners who know the subject best.
As the global community races towards a vaccine against Covid-19, healthcare workers are fighting to remind the public about the importance of vaccinations, including the one that already exists to combat the seasonal flu.
This year’s annual Nurse Practitioner Week is from November 8 to 14, honoring NPs across the country for their contributions to the health of the nation. NP Week isn’t just a celebration, though; it’s also a call to action. Advocacy efforts by individual NPs and by professional organizations such as AANP are critical for advancing the profession and meeting the needs of the American public.
Those who suffer the worst from the primary care crisis are seniors, veterans, and residents of rural areas. In Pennsylvania, the state’s 15,000-plus nurse practitioners (NPs) could be part of the solution.
Medical schools are not graduating enough primary care physicians to meet the needs of an aging population—and Ohio is not immune from the crisis.
A 100 percent telecommuting NP works in a software-based virtual environment in the physical location of their choice.
The need for qualified healthcare professionals is acute and increasing. Nurse practitioners (NPs) could play a prominent role in meeting that need.
The right mobile app can streamline a nurse practitioner's day. Apps can now help with diagnosing complicated cases, providing references for medical conditions, supplying detailed medication information, and even providing continuing education. Nurse practitioners can access these apps on their smartphones or tablets from their office, home, or exam room streamlining patient care.
This article provides an overview of health disparities in the United States, introduces the concept of culturally competent care, and encourages all nurses and nurse practitioners to continue to practice and support a better, more inclusive health system.
Nurse practitioners have been providing high-quality, cost-efficient care for nearly 50 years. In 2011, a systematic review of 37 studies found consistent evidence that cost-related outcomes for NP care were equivalent to those of physicians.
The average nurse practitioner salary across the nation varies by source. According to the BLS (May 2019), NPs made an average annual wage of $111,840. The 2019 AANP National Workforce Survey corroborated this, finding that NPs made $110,000 on average.