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

The Forgotten Frontier: Nursing Done in Wild Places
Sep 20, 2018 - Highlights the history of the Frontier Nursing Service, which was founded in 1925 in Appalachian Kentucky to provide healthcare in a remote area with few healthcare providers. Features reports and documentaries that captured the care provided, including midwifery services, vaccinations, and other services to meet the healthcare needs of the population.
Source: Circulating Now
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Nurse Practitioners and Country Living
Sep 11, 2018 - Details the results of a study looking at trends of nurse practitioners who practiced in rural and nonrural primary care settings between 2008 and 2016. Results showed that the proportion of nurse practitioners as a percentage of total primary care providers grew in both rural and nonrural areas.
Source: Public Health Post
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HRSA: National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice; Notice of Public Meeting Federal Register
Sep 5, 2018 - The National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) will hold a public meeting on September 26-27, 2018. Agenda items include a discussion on areas in which nurses can lead the transition of healthcare toward one emphasizing value and quality of care, which is also the focus on the Council's 15th annual report to the Secretary, and discussion of strategic priorities for NACNEP.
Source: Federal Register
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HRSA: Request for Nominations for the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice Federal Register
Aug 24, 2018 - The Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking nominations to serve on the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP). The council provides recommendations on policy for activities under Title III of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), including those related to nurse workforce, nursing education, and practice improvement. There will be a balanced representation of members from rural and urban areas and between nursing professions. Nominations are accepted on a continuous basis.
Source: Federal Register
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