Patient satisfaction, a major indicator of quality healthcare, was higher among low-income primary care patients treated by nurse practitioners than among those treated by physicians, according to researchers at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 26th Annual NP meeting.
Midwifery is now more popular than ever after two decades of surging growth — the number of certified nurse midwife (CNM) and certified midwife (CM) attended births reached a record high at 317,626 births in 2008.
Today’s rapidly changing health care marketplace is increasing focused on providing team-based care – health care that is developed, coordinated and delivered by a team of clinicians including physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
As life expectancy continues to rise in the U.S. and older adults need continuous care for chronic conditions, experts in the field of geriatric nursing say the demand for qualified health workers is surging.
Most hiring groups for private practices are looking for physicians who can deliver quality care to a high-volume of patients. If applicants also have a background in medical research, it may just set them apart from an otherwise similar pool of candidates.
Primarily working in clinics that serve low-income and homeless demographics, as well as the underinsured and uninsured, community health nurses (CHNs) play integral roles in caring for vulnerable populations.