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Rural Health
News by Topic: Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses

Jan 4, 2021 - Features a nurse practitioner that manages the only health clinic in northern rural Grimes County, Texas, highlights her efforts to overcome challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and keep the clinic open. Describes how federal relief funding and temporary telehealth provisions helped her continue operations.
Source: Popular Science
Dec 31, 2020 - Announcement of public meetings of the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) to take place throughout the 2021 calendar year. The NACNEP provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on policy and program development nurse workforce, education, and practice improvement activities carried out under Title VIII of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act.
Source: Federal Register
Dec 28, 2020 - Video reports on the shortage of sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs), who are trained in conducting forensic exams on survivors of sexual assaults. With no national database for SANES, the analysis looked at every state's resources and found the worst shortages in states with largely rural communities.
Source: NBC News
Nov 30, 2020 - The Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) announces the renewal of the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) charter, authorizing the Council to operate until November 30, 2022.
Source: Federal Register