There is a growing cadre of nurse practitioners who tack on up to a year of clinical and other training, often in primary care.
An NP with decades of experience discusses diagnosing and treating patients with headaches, based on what she’s learned by specializing in pediatric headache and pain medicine.
by Kimberly Spering, MSN, FNP-BC
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While the exact daily responsibilities vary according to the type of clinic or office where an NP works, most rural NPs enjoy a great deal of autonomy while performing a wide range of tasks.
“The word ‘assistant’ simply does not do justice to what PAs do in their practices these days,” says AAPA President Jeffrey Katz, PA-C, DFAAPA.
The future is all about health care and technology, and PAs and NPs are at the forefront.
APRNs are regulated across the U.S. predominantly by boards of nursing, but physicians are pushing for state medical board and regulatory control.
PAs practicing in states with a practice barrier reported lower salaries than their peers in states without that barrier.
There’s arguably no better time for NP’s to call their own shots, and no better time for healthcare administrators to apply this talent solution to meet their community’s need for care.
PAs have been moving healthcare forward since 1967, and that’s definitely something worth celebrating.