Consumer demand for APRNs is growing, and studies have shown that they can deliver care that is just as safe and effective as primary care physicians. So what are the barriers they face to practicing to their full extent?
The Federal Trade Commission has approved the VA’s decision to back APRNs, allowing veterans even greater access to effective, quality care in VA facilities across the country.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has granted full practice authority to its APRNs, highlighting the monumental impact they’ve made in expanding access to quality healthcare for veterans nationwide.
Nebraska recently became the 20th state to allow nurse practitioners to practice without a doctor’s oversight. This was more than just a win—it was a huge step forward in the health of millions of Americans living in rural areas where a doctor may be hours away.