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Advanced Practice Nursing

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Why it’s so hard to find a mental health professional

Even as demand for mental health services grow, the shortage of psychiatrists and related professionals is getting worse.

Numbers Show Huge Nurse Practitioner Impact on Home Health

Non-physician practitioners (NPPs) play a huge role in providing Medicare home health services, according to recently released survey results from the National Association for Home Care & Hospi…

Lawmakers should support this important bill to help nurse practitioners and their patients: Lorraine Bock

On Thursday, the House Professional Licensure Committee will hold a hearing at the Capitol to consider legislation that would modernize state law and fix the problem. Everyone in Pennsylvania stands to benefit from this proven reform.

Bill Giving NPs More Home Health Power Gains Momentum

A bill that would allow nurse practitioners to certify Medicare home health services is gaining momentum as lawmakers continue to pen their support for the legislation, according to the National As…

Patients using nurse practitioners are less likely to have avoidable hospital admissions

New research from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston indicates that diabetic patients who got their primary care from nurse practitioners did not have an increase in potentially preventable hospital admissions.

Provider Type and Quality of Outpatient Cardiovascular Disease Care: Insights From the NCDR PINNACLE Registry

Apart from minor differences, a collaborative care delivery model, using both physicians and APPs, may deliver an overall comparable quality of outpatient cardiovascular care compared with a physician-only model.

Michigan Struggling to Allow Nurse Practitioners to Actually Practice

For anyone in Michigan, this truly is a serious issue. I have read the back and forth debates on this and it is amazing that the legislature continues to restrict patient access. Read this article and let me know if you have the same thoughts about your own state. Is there something else we can be doing to move NPs and APRNs forward?

Husband Physician and Wife NP at odds over nurses’ roles

Amazing story of a husband physician and a wife nurse practitioner that both disagree over the role of nurse practitioners in an independent role. It seems that the husband (physician) believes NPs are not trained to be independent directly out of school. I presume he would agree that after a few years they would be. What are your thoughts? Do you think nurse practitioners should be able to function independent of physicians as soon as they graduate or should there be a 2 or 3 year waiting period to gain experience like in New York?

Married Couple Sues Hospital, Doctor, And Nurse Practitioner

A hospital, two Universities, and employees are being sued after a women suffered the loss of a kidney. Sandra, and Delmar Anderson filed a suit on Sep. 18, 2015 against Rush University Medical Center, University Neurosurgeons, Rush University, and employees Michael Chen, M.D., and Valerie Toll, N.P., for damages the plaintiffs allege was caused by their negligence.

Nurse Practitioners a Solution to the Shortage of Psychiatrists

The number of psychiatrists in Chattanooga and across the U.S. is shrinking, forcing many to cut back on extensive client counseling and rely more and more on drugs. Nurse Practitioners may be a solution to this shortage.

Clinics turn to more non-physicians to boost efficiency

Clinics seek nurse practitioners services more often to allow doctors to focus on more complicated cases.

Board Certification for Nurse Practitioners in Cardiovascular Medicine

Sumrall is one of two board certified cardiovascular nurse practitioners in the state. Interesting news as nurse practitioners should look into additional board certification in this area.

APNs and PAs Can Help to Optimize Care for Patients

It took some getting used to for the physician staff, but the increased use of physician assistants and advanced practice nurses is working well for Chicago's Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, says Donna King, vice president of clinical operations and chief nurse executive.

UK College of Nursing Fills Need for Community Health in Wilmore | UKNow

The University of Kentucky College of Nursing opened its first nurse practitioner run community health center to bill for patient services in historic downtown Wilmore, Kentucky, on Sept. 14.

Nurse anesthetists group gets new board president

Juan Quintana is the new board president of the Park Ridge, Ill.-based American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

Nurse practitioners fill Siouxland primary care shortage, support hospitalists

SIOUX CITY | Andrea Orr can place a tube in an infant's chest or throat, prescribe medications for her tiny patients and develop their plans of care. But Orr doesn't have the letters "MD" after her name. She's a nurse practitioner in UnityPoint Health-St.