Use of slang like mid-level and extender contribute to a public misunderstanding of our role; they imply a need for dependence on physicians, and they obfuscate the uniqueness of our profession.
Like nurse practitioners, barriers to PAs are falling for a variety of reasons, including a doctor shortage and general comfort patients have with being treated by someone other than a physician.
One NP addresses physicians who say there is no substitute for the advanced education and training doctors receive.
CRNAs, NPs, and Midwives rank among the highest paid specialities in the field of nursing.
Without an effort from both sides of the aisle, America’s health system may be pushed past the breaking point.
New research has shown hiring APRNs to lead nursing home care teams can improve the way facilities handle “basic” needs such as mobility, hydration, medication management, and communication.
With the number of Certified PAs growing 44% in just six short years, this workforce can help meet the demand for medical providers in the area of palliative care.
““Apples and oranges” does not even come close to comparing the levels of knowledge and training between nurse practitioners and physicians,” says Dr. Sudhakar Madakasira.
As NPs treat greater numbers of patients, they must take steps to ensure that they are properly reimbursed for their services.
88% of NPs surveyed said they spend at least half of appointment times educating patients on diagnoses, treatments, and prescriptions.