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Updated by Julian Knight on May 01, 2015
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3 Facts for Advanced Practice Clinicians

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Florida is the only state where NPs/PAs cannot prescribe.

Florida is the only state where NPs/PAs cannot prescribe.

Florida is the only state that does not allow NPs or PAs to prescribe controlled substances according to a DEA report that can be downloaded HERE

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New healthcare models incorporating NPs and PAs could reduce the primary care shortage by over 50%.

New healthcare models incorporating NPs and PAs could reduce the primary care shortage by over 50%.

A Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) study titled "Projecting the Supply and Demand for Primary Care Practitioners Through 2020" predicts that the projected shortage of 20,400 physicians in 2020 could be reduced to 6,400 PCPs.through the increased use of NPs and PAs.

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Advanced Practice Clinicians versus Mid-level Practitioner: how Wikipedia views the profession.

Advanced Practice Clinicians versus Mid-level Practitioner: how Wikipedia views the profession.

Wikipedia has a page titled "Mid-level practitioner". In the first sentence it states that you are " more commonly referred to as advanced practice clinicians", however, no pages exists for Advanced Practice Clinicians on Wikipedia.