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As they grow older, about 70 million baby boomers will test the mettle of the nation's healthcare system - particularly its supply of primary care providers - like never before. Will there be enough PCPs to meet boomers' needs? Some say no and are working toward securing nurse practitioners' expanded scope of practice across the country, which will allow NPs to meet the growing need for more providers. Read more »
Federal Trade Commission: APRN practice benefits healthcare
By limiting the range of services APRNs may provide, legislative restrictions may reduce competition that benefits consumers, according to an FTC paper. Read more »
Psychiatric APNs recount role in Boston bombing aftermath
Psychiatric advanced practice nurses played a critical role in supporting psychological recovery after the Boston Marathon bombing. Read more »
Report: RNs, nurse practitioners rank among best occupations
Nurse practitioners ranked fourth and RNs sixth on U.S. News & World Report's annual list of the best jobs, and second and third, respectively, among healthcare jobs. Read more »
Workplace climate proves crucial to NPs' practice effectiveness
Study results suggest gains made through legislative reform can be neutralized by the formal and informal practices in place at healthcare organizations. Read more »
AANP criticizes 'outmoded' AMA guidelines for team-based care
The AANP disagrees that in team-based care models, physicians should be the lead on all teams and be the sole recipients of payment for integrated services. Read more »
National NP Week: AANP highlights nurse practitioner contributions
As the healthcare provider shortage continues to top the national agenda, the AANP hopes to spread public awareness of the 171,000 NPs in the U.S. Read more »
Study: Lawsuits increase for laser procedures by nonphysicians
Nonphysicians performing skin laser surgery in the study included nurse practitioners, RNs, medical assistants, electrologists and aestheticians. Read more »
H1N1 flu vaccine doesn't lead to adverse pregnancy outcomes
Women vaccinated during pregnancy were no more likely to experience miscarriage, have a baby with a birth defect or have a baby born smaller than normal. Read more »
RWJF awards grants to 2 new scope of practice studies
The studies will examine the regulations, policies and practices that affect nurses' ability to practice to the full extent of their education and training. Read more »
RWJF awards grants to 2 new scope of practice studies
Two new studies examining the regulations, policies and practices that affect nurses' ability to practice to the full extent of their education and training will receive nearly $500,000 in grants, according to a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation news release. The funds will come from RWJF's Future of Nursing National Research Agenda, which was created in 2011 to support research informing implementation of the... Read more »


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