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

May 16, 2019 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) announces new and continuing funding for the American Indians into Nursing Program, which is intended to recruit American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) to become registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse midwives. IHS plans to issue 5 awards to accredited nursing schools, Tribally controlled post-secondary institutions, and nurse practitioner and nurse midwife programs. Applications are due June 20, 2019.
Source: Federal Register
May 16, 2019 - A bipartisan group of legislators introduced the Rural Health Clinic Modernization Act to the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation would update Medicare reimbursement for independent Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), expand access to telehealth, allow Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners to provide more types of care in RHCs, and remove certain onsite laboratory equipment requirements.
Source: Office of Congressman Adrian Smith