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Latest Mid-level practitioner Stories

2013-11-11 08:28:29

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the health care provider shortage continues to top the national agenda, it is important that the public be aware of the 171,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) in the United States who provide high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, personalized and patient-centered care to millions of people across the country. November 10 - 16, 2013 is National NP Week and the perfect opportunity to learn more about these exceptional...

2013-07-09 15:50:11

Facing a nationwide shortage of primary care physicians, some states in recent years have eased up on regulations that create barriers for nurse practitioners who want to work as primary care providers. That easing of rules has had the intended effect. According to a new study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, those states with the fewest restrictions on nurse practitioners' scope of practice had two-and-a-half times more patients receiving primary care...

2008-07-21 03:00:16

By Lofton, Lynn Nurse practitioners are stepping in to help meet primary healthcare needs in Mississippi, and their number is growing. They are especially helpful in medically underserved rural areas. State law requires nurse practitioners to work under the supervision of a licensed physician, but they do not have to be on site with the physician. Under this supervision, nurse practitioners can diagnose and treat routine, common and self-limiting illnesses. They can also follow up and...