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

Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program: Too Early to Determine Effects of Allowing Recipients to Serve at For-Profit Facilities
Provides an overview of the Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program as well as how the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) manages the program. Examines the effects of eliminating the restrictions on program participants working at for-profit facilities.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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COVID-19 State Emergency Response: Temporarily Suspended and Waived Practice Agreement Requirements
Provides information about temporary changes to regulations related to nurse practitioners' scope of practice, supervision, and protocol requirements in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and the Atlantic Territories. Features an interactive map showing full practice states, those that have waived or suspended some or all practice agreement requirements, and those that have taken no action.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Nurse Practitioners
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Health Workforce in Nevada: A Chartbook
Highlights current state and federal data on the supply and geographic distribution of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers providing direct patient care services, and administrative and non-clinical healthcare workers in Nevada.
Author(s): John Packham, Tabor Griswold, Jeannine Warner, Laima Etchegoyhen
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Statewide Initiatives
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Challenges Faced by Rural Primary Care Providers When Caring for COPD Patients in the Western United States
Results of a survey of 71 rural primary care providers in 7 states, including Colorado and Kansas, to examine challenges faced when caring for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. Features demographic statistics with breakdowns by age, degree, rural or non-rural practice location, practice type, and state, and survey answers by provider type and location.
Additional links: Online Supplement
Author(s): Fernando Diaz del Valle, Patricia B. Koff, Sung-Joon Min, et al.
Citation: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases, 8(3), 336-349
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
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Iowa Nursing Demand Survey Report
Summarizes the results of a survey conducted between February and September 2020 on the demand of licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, ad advanced registered nurse practitioners in Iowa. Discusses anticipated changes to demand and potential shortages, as well as barriers to recruitment and retention. Presents data by employer type, urban or rural location, and size.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Iowa Board of Nursing, Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce
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2019 Indiana Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Brief
Information on demographics, education and practice characteristics, and distribution of Indiana Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). Includes county-level maps showing geographic distribution of primary care and psychiatric APRN capacity, with shadings indicating counties that are Mental Health or Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Author(s): Hannah Maxey, Courtney Randolph, Sierra Vaughn
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Sixth Biennial Report 2021: Health Issues for the State of North Dakota
Updates the previous five editions of this report with a comprehensive examination of healthcare workforce licensure data related to number of licensed professionals, locations, specialties, and demographics in rural and urban North Dakota. Includes a new chapter on social determinants of health and features recommendations for healthcare planning.
Additional links: Executive Summary, Slide Deck
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
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2020 Kentucky Nursing Workforce Report
Infographic showing numbers of Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses licensed in Kentucky as of 2020. Includes statistics on percentages, with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Author(s): S. P. Thompson
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health
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The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity
Series of essays exploring how nurses can work to reduce health disparities and promote equity, while keeping costs at bay, using technology, and maintaining patient- and family-focused care into 2030. Includes sections on social determinants of health and nurses' role in disaster preparedness and public health emergency response. Provides rural references throughout.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Virginia's Licensed Nurse Practitioner Workforce: Comparison by Specialty
Results of the 2019 and 2020 surveys of 7,500 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: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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