Regulatory changes have paved the way for Nurse Practitioners to take a larger role in rural areas

We are facing a shortage of primary care physicians (PCPs) in United States. This shortage creates a challenge for some urban and rural areas, where PCPs are notoriously harder to recruit. There is a way to combat this shortage: nurse practitioners (NPs). There are 248,000 NPs in the US, about 87 percent are trained in primary care; however, legislation in many states does not permit NPs for fully serve as primary care providers. Read article here…

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