Article Archive for Mar 2010
The new health care law is expected to bring in millions of new patients in the next few years despite a growing shortage of primary care physicians. Nurse practitioners are going to be the queens of the healthcare system, says Susan Ouellette, CRNP, CSP,
Health Care Reform passed in congress last night. Nurse Practitioners weigh in on the pros and cons of the health care reform bill, what the future holds for NPs, and how they see the American health care model changing in this thought provoking discussion with three experienced expert advanced practice nurses.
Although desperately needed to provide primary care services to under-served populations, Nurse Practitioners explain how arcane restrictions in some states hinder their practice and adversely affect the communities they serve. Isn't it about time the AMA stopped lobbying to hold Nurse Practitioners back and thought about patient welfare instead?
An article on CNNMoney.com reports medical centers last year offered higher salaries and incentives to specialist nurses than to primary care doctors, and family doctors don't seem to be very happy about that.
Discover how you may become a Nurse Practitioner even if you don't already have a previous nursing degree.
Whenever there is a disaster somewhere, at least a dozen e-mails find their way to my inbox from all over the country with the same question: So are going? Read Sherry Jones Mayo, RN, EMTP, DAAETS's moving story about her disaster relief experience.