NPs could improve access to care, but practice expansions remain controversial

Allowing nurse practitioners full practice authority may help diversify the workforce and increase access to primary care, according to experts, but there are many factors in the benefit-risk balance to consider.April Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN, president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, told Healio that the United States’ 355,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) work in every health care setting and can perform a variety of services, including ordering, supervising and interpreting diagnostic tests; prescribing medications and other treatments; diagnosingRead More

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