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Health care: Nurse practitioners eye change of law in Kansas

Short by any measure Most counties in Kansas fit under the Health Professional ... for four years, according to Hawes. Scope of authority In January 2015, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation ... read more

Northwell Health nurses, nurse practitioners ratify new labor deal

New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health has reached a three-year contract agreement with the union representing nurses and nurse practitioners. Members of the New York Professional Nurses ... ... read more

Why Nurse Practitioner is Canada’s Best Job in 2019

Claudia Mariano has worked as a nurse practitioner for over 20 years. “If it is something ... Although Mariano agrees that the additional years of schooling could be a deterrent for some, she says the ... read more

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Growth of the DNP degree

1 DNP graduates helped the profession ... nurses (APRNs) have acquired the knowledge and skills to promote change that improves quality of care and health outcomes for individuals, populations, and ... read more


I want to become a nurse practitioner and work for a government agency. What advice can you give to help me achieve this goal?

I am 54 years old and have been a nurse for nearly 20 years. Most of my career has been in med/surg. The past ten years I have been in the recovery room of a PACU and would like a change ... either to ... read more

Nurse practitioners win first round against doctors with bill to expand patient care

Nurse practitioners, who undergo more training than registered nurses, have been lobbying the Legislature for years to care for patients on their own without a physician’s approval. They’ve argued ... read more

Nurse practitioners can help alleviate Iowa’s mental health crisis

Iowa is one of 20 states in which nurse practitioners can work independent ... She joined the College in the Fall of 2017 after a 24-year career at the University of Illinois – Chicago and ... read more

Australia could do so much more with its nurse practitioners

In Australia, they could be too - if only the nurse practitioner career path were less problematic ... in the same ward, for many years. It’s now clear, a decade after the first nurse practitioners ... read more

Sacred moments: Napa nurses say they were drawn to a life of service by formative experiences

The college admits 40 students per year ... part-time nurse practitioner. She said her passion for nursing extends beyond the parameters of her work life. “It’s not just your career ... read more

Nurse Practitioners Slowly Gain Autonomy

But for the nursing profession, the gold standard is full independence. That is the only way, advocates argue, that NPs will be able to make a dent in patients’ access to care. According to the ... read more

Diabetes? Asthma? Nurse practitioners in Quebec will soon be able to diagnose common health problems

Following years of debate and pressure from nurses and provincial politicians, Quebec’s college of physicians decided at a general assembly Friday to give nurse practitioners ... for them to accept ... read more

Quebec physicians vote to give nurse practitioners long-sought authority to diagnose

Following years of debate and pressure from nurses and provincial politicians, Quebec’s college of physicians decided at a general assembly Friday to give nurse practitioners ... for them to accept ... read more



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