Nurse practitioners should be allowed to practice to the fullest extent of their training and education so that they can help fill the gap in primary care, which could get worse once the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented, write NPs and nurse educators Joanne Pohl and Debra Barksdale and National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Executive Director Kitty Werner. "When all providers work to their fullest capacity and view collaboration as a professional ethic rather than a pointless mandate, we can begin to better address the burgeoning primary care needs of our citizens. The truth be told, quality primary care is by its nature collaborative whether physicians or NPs are the provider. No one discipline can do it all," they write.
Full use of NPs crucial to improving primary care access
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