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.
In 2010, the Affordable Care Act created 57 teaching health centers nationwide to serve areas with large unmet medical needs, and to begin to alleviate the primary care doctor shortage.
There’s not only a health gap widening between urban and rural areas, but also a growing gap between the way systems of health work in different areas of the country.
What’s it like working as a nurse in an underserved community? What skills and qualities should nurses have in order to succeed in this area?
Medicaid expansion was associated with a 4-percentage point increase in operating margins for rural hospitals.
The incidence of diabetes is 17% higher in rural areas than it is in cities.
When I was in school, being a rural PA was my dream. Now that I’m living it, I wanted to tell you a little about my experience.