The number of licensed nurse practitioners (NP) has reached an all-time high. Recent data from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) found that there are currently 248,000 NPs in practice. What’s more, they’ve seen 106% growth since 2007.
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In today's healthcare environment, it's imperative for nurses to stay abreast of the latest legal issues that impact them. The just published Nurse Practitioner's Business Practice and Legal Guide, Sixth Edition by Carolyn Buppert is a must-have resource for every new or current nurse practitioner (NP) that explains and analyzes the legal issues relevant to nurse practitioners.
National NP Week is a great time to recognize some of our favorite healthcare professionals-- nurse practitioners! Celebrated November 13-19, 2016, National NP Week acknowledges the more than 222,000 practicing NPs in the U.S. in addition to the 20,000 new NPs finishing up their studies and entering the workforce. Further, it aims to remind "lawmakers of the importance of removing outdated barriers to practice so that NPs will be allowed to practice to the full extent of their experience and education."
Clinical Decision Making for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners by Joanne Thanavaro and Karen S. Moore just received a 4-star review. According to Sharon G. Thomas, BSN, from MU Sinclair School of Nursing, writing for Doody's Review Service,
“Because of its organization and devotion to evidence-based practice, this book is an excellent tool for many levels of nursing. It is a valuable resource for developing critical thinking skills…”
Have you been searching for a systematic approach to clinical decision making for the variety of primary care issues commonly encountered in adult and geriatric practice? Unlike other texts, the newly published Clinical Decision Making for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners by Joanne Thanavaro and Karen S. Moore details a progressive approach to handling such issues by focusing on the complete visit from history intake through management and follow-up care.
Did you know that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the first nurse practitioner (NP) program? Or that today there are more than 200,000 licensed NPs in the United States? With so much to celebrate, join us in recognizing the importance of National Nurse Practitioner Week to raise awareness for all those who deliver patient-centered, accessible, and high-quality health care to millions nationwide.
It's a great time to be a nurse practitioner (NP). According to recent data from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the number of NPs has nearly doubled over the past ten years, "rising from approximately 106,000 in 2004 to 205,000 as of December 31, 2014."
Nursing faculty are already raving about our recently published Advanced Practice Nursing: Contexts of Care by Lynette Hamlin. According to one nursing instructor, "it's refreshing to see a text that is written from the perspective of a nurse practitioner for nurse practitioners." Another nursing faculty member praises its, "details, objectives, true-to-life scenarios, and motivational messages [that] get readers involved in deductive solutions to the problems."
Praise is already coming in for the recently published Nurse Practitioner's Business Practice and Legal Guide, Fifth Edition by Carolyn Buppert. Doody's Review Service just awarded it 5 stars and a perfect score of 100. According to reviewer, Cynthia Lee Cummings, RN, MSN, EdD, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, it is "an invaluable book for nurse practitioners."