With most of the provisions of theThe Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act taking effect in January, 2014 a overburdened health care delivery system will be more stressed by an increase in those seeking healthcare. To help offset that burden there is an increased call to enable nurses to practice to the full extent of their education and training. This is reflected in a recently reflected in a brief that was produced by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Below you will find the RWJF policy brief as well as some other articles and resources on the topic.
- “Improving Patient Access to High-Quality Care: Issue 20 of the Charting Nursing’s Future series explores how to fully utilize the skills, knowledge, and experience of advanced practice registered nurses. – RWJF” – Link to PDF of issue.
- “The Latest Data On Primary Care Nurse Practitioners And Physicians: Can We Afford To Waste Our Workforce? – Health Affairs Blog”
Articles – Just past the PMID number into PubMed to find the article
- Kuo, Y., Loresto, F. L., Rounds, L. R., & Goodwin, J. S. (2013). States with the least restrictive regulations experienced the largest increase in patients seen by nurse practitioners. Health Affairs, 32(7), 1236-1243. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2013.0072
- PMID: 23836739
- Dill, M. J., Pankow, S., Erikson, C., & Shipman, S. (2013). Survey Shows Consumers Open To A Greater Role For Physician Assistants And Nurse Practitioners. Health Affairs, 32(6), 1135-1142.
- PMID: 23733989
- Sangster-Gormley, E., Martin-Misener, R., & Burge, F. (2013). A case study of nurse practitioner role implementation in primary care: what happens when new roles are introduced?. BMC nursing, 12(1), 1.
- PMID: 23343534
- Ryan, M. E., & Ebbert, D. W. (2013). Nurse Practitioner Satisfaction: Identifying Perceived Beliefs and Barriers. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 9(7), 428-434. (Not in PubMed)