Nurse Practitioners

Guidelines proposed on substance abuse in nurses

Guidelines proposed on substance abuse in nurses

Health care facilities should provide education to nurses and other employees relating to alcohol and drug use, and promote safe, supportive drug-free workplaces.

Pharmacy chains continue to develop primary care venues

Pharmacy chains continue to develop primary care venues

Retail medical sites like CVS and Walmart have established primary care clinics, which are staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Incorporating physician assistants and nurse practitioners in private practice

Incorporating physician assistants and nurse practitioners in private practice

Adding another healthcare provider to the practice schedule creates additional access for the patient.

Nurse practitioners could meet the need for house calls to elderly

Nurse practitioners could meet the need for house calls to elderly

Nurse practitioners made more than 1.3 million home visits nationwide in 2013.

Celebrating a 1-year anniversary as an FNP

Celebrating a 1-year anniversary as an FNP

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An FNP reflects on the lessons he has learned in practice throughout the year.

VA grants veterans direct access to APRN care

VA grants veterans direct access to APRN care

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The VA ruled to grant veterans direct access to advanced practice registered nurses who work in the VA healthcare system.

Integrating nurse practitioners into intensive care units

Integrating nurse practitioners into intensive care units

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Ensuring successful integration of nurse practitioners into intensive care units includes orientation programs and leadership teams.

Drone-delivered health care in rural Appalachia

Drone-delivered health care in rural Appalachia

Nurse practitioners make history with the first FAA-approved drone delivery of medications in the United States.

2016 NP Week focuses on increasing access to healthcare

2016 NP Week focuses on increasing access to healthcare

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The AANP celebrates National Nurse Practitioner Week from November 13-19, 2016.

Recertifying from inactive status

Recertifying from inactive status

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For the APN who is recertifying, it is important to establish relationships with other APNs at the local and national level.

Is a primary care panel size of 2500 patients reasonable?

Is a primary care panel size of 2500 patients reasonable?

Panel size has been equated with the level of care that patients receive.

NPs provide essential health care in underserved populations

NPs provide essential health care in underserved populations

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NPs provide high-quality health care to underserved and uninsured populations throughout the United States.

AANP supports bill for full practice authority for NPs in veterans health care

AANP supports bill for full practice authority for NPs in veterans health care

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The AANP held a press conference to support a bill that would grant full practice authority to all NPs within the Veterans Administration healthcare system.

 Advances for PAs practicing addiction medicine

Advances for PAs practicing addiction medicine

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Both PAs and NPs who practice addiction medicine have seen progress made in 2016 to increase practice authority.

AANP 2016: A patient-centered mission for NPs

AANP 2016: A patient-centered mission for NPs

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The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2016 National Conference takes place in San Antonio from June 21 through June 26.

A bumpy transition into the role of an FNP

A bumpy transition into the role of an FNP

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Sometimes, stepping into a new professional role takes longer than expected.

What our words say about ourselves

What our words say about ourselves

The words that we use and how we use them ultimately reflect what we think of ourselves.

Florida bill poised to grant NPs, PAs controlled substance prescribing authority

Florida bill poised to grant NPs, PAs controlled substance prescribing authority

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If signed, the bill would authorize Florida NPs and PAs to prescribe Schedule II controlled substances.

No thanks, on full practice authority

No thanks, on full practice authority

A clinician weighs in on the potential harms of full practice authority for Nurse Practitioners.

Comparing COPD outcomes for patients treated by NPs/PAs versus physicians

Comparing COPD outcomes for patients treated by NPs/PAs versus physicians

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Some variance is observed in outcomes for patients with COPD who are treated by NPs or PAs versus those treated by physicians.

Patients with RA display lower disease activity at NP, PA-staffed practices

Patients with RA display lower disease activity at NP, PA-staffed practices

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Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are treated at practices with NPs and PAs exhibited lower disease activity over 2 years.

As the NP profession continues to grow, legal barriers to full practice authority remain

As the NP profession continues to grow, legal barriers to full practice authority remain

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Throughout the United States, nurse practitioners are still prevented from exercising their full practice authority - leading to increased frustration as the primary care shortage grows.

50 years of the nurse practitioner profession

50 years of the nurse practitioner profession

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As the NP profession celebrates 50 years, take a look back at where the profession started and how far it has come.

How to prepare for the AANP exam

How to prepare for the AANP exam

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A recent FNP graduate breaks down how he prepared to take (and pass) the AANP exam.

Quality of cardiovascular care from NPs, PAs similar to that from physicians

Quality of cardiovascular care from NPs, PAs similar to that from physicians

Nurse practitioners and physician assistants deliver similar-quality outpatient cardiovascular care compared with physicians.

I welcome our galactic nursing overlord: A nurse responds to The View

I welcome our galactic nursing overlord: A nurse responds to The View

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Nurses who have united over comments on The View should use this momentum as a catalyst for change.

Conquering the beast of NP boards

Conquering the beast of NP boards

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Planning ahead can help reduce the anxiety that comes along with final exams and boards.

AMA releases module to improve clinician resilience

AMA releases module to improve clinician resilience

The AMA recommends strategies such as keeping a gratitude journal to help clinicians stave off stress.

The graduate's guide to PA and NP job offers

The graduate's guide to PA and NP job offers

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PAs and NPs often receive several job offers after graduation, but there is more to consider than just salary.

How to vet mobile health apps for use in practice

How to vet mobile health apps for use in practice

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Health care providers can use the acronym SPPACES to determine what apps are the best for their clinical practice.

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