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

Growth and Decline in Selected Healthcare Occupations Active in the South Carolina Workforce: 2009/10 - 2019/20
Data brief showing how the number of licensed health professionals actively practicing within South Carolina changed statewide and in the state's rural and urban counties. Features statistics for nurses and physician assistants between 2010-2020 and for all other professions between 2009-2019.
Author(s): Katie Gaul
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
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Primary Care Clinicians in Low-Access Counties
Evaluates the weighted contribution of advanced practice providers to the primary care workforce in well-served and underserved counties in North Carolina. Features statistics on population per primary care clinician by North Carolina county and composition of the North Carolina primary care workforce from 2017-2019, and a county-level map with shadings showing percentages of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse-midwives in 2017-2019.
Author(s): Adam J. Zolotor, Evan Galloway, Margaret Beal, Erin P. Fraher
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 83(3), 163-168
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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Palliative Care for Rural Growth and Wellbeing: Identifying Perceived Barriers and Facilitators in Access to Palliative Care in Rural Indiana, USA
Presents findings from interviews with 15 palliative care providers regarding access to palliative care in rural Indiana. Identifies barriers to and facilitators of palliative care access in rural Indiana.
Author(s): Nasreen Lalani, Yun Cai
Citation: BMC Palliative Care, 21(1), 25
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
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Recruiting, Revitalizing & Diversifying: Examining the Health Care Workforce Shortage
Recording of February 10, 2022 testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, offering recommendations for strategies to alleviate anticipated shortages in the healthcare workforce, including in rural areas. Features testimonies by representatives of the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium, Xavier University of Louisiana, the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement, and the Heritage Foundation.
Additional links: C. Reynold Verret Testimony, Margaret Flinter Testimony, Norma Quinones Testimony, Rachel Greszler Testimony
Date: 02/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
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How States Can Expand Health Care Access in Rural Communities
Discusses policy options states could use to increase access to care and the supply of healthcare providers in rural areas. Covers financial assistance programs for medical and dental education; malpractice reform; scope of practice changes for advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants, and dental health aide therapists; telemedicine parity; and mobile clinics.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for American Progress
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2021 Missouri Nursing Workforce Report
Presents an overview of the nursing workforce in Missouri, using data from nurses who held active licenses in Missouri as of October 1, 2021. Provides demographics and statistics on advanced practice registered nurses, registered nurses, and licensed practical nurses, with breakdowns by metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural areas.
Author(s): Bridget Murphy, Jill Lucht, Eric McDavid, et al.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri State Board of Nursing
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The Effectiveness of Policies to Improve Primary Care Access for Underserved Populations: An Assessment of the Literature
Review of research literature to assess whether policy initiatives targeting primary care access for rural and underserved populations has been effective in reducing healthcare disparities. Initiatives considered include availability, accessibility, accommodation, affordability, and acceptability.
Additional links: Fact Sheet: Alleviating Structural Barriers to Obtaining Primary Care Services, Fact Sheet: Bringing Outpatient Clinics into Communities, Fact Sheet: Ensuring Comfort and Communication in the Delivery of Primary Care Services, Fact Sheet: Increasing the Availability of Primary Care Clinicians, Fact Sheet: Removing Financial Barriers to Primary Care
Author(s): Maanasa Kona, Megan Houston, Nia Gooding
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Milbank Memorial Fund
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The Future of Nursing Podcast
Podcast series exploring strategies for the nursing profession to advance health equity.
Date: 2022
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: National Academy of Medicine
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National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) Meeting Minutes, December 7-8, 2021
Summarizes the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) meeting held on December 7-8, 2021. Includes updates from the Bureau of Health Workforce, a discussion on expanding the nurse workforce, and information on the HRSA Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program, among other things.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice
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Virginia's Licensed Nurse Practitioner Workforce: Comparison by Specialty
Results of the 2020 and 2021 surveys of over 8,500 Virginia Licensed Nurse Practitioners (NPs). Features statistics including percentages of Virginia NPs who grew up in rural areas and who are currently practicing in a nonmetro location.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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