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

Maine’s Physician, Nurse Practitioner, and Physician Assistant Workforce in 2018
Presents a report on the workforce supply of physicians, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant workforce in Maine. Compares data to a 2014 report, as well as data from rural and urban counties.
Author(s): Susan M. Skillman, Benjamin A. Stubbs, Arati Dahal
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Rural and Nonrural Primary Care Physician Practices Increasingly Rely on Nurse Practitioners
Details a study comparing rural and urban reliance on nurse practitioners as providers of primary care. Discusses the role of Medicaid expansion and scope of practice in findings.
Author(s): Hilary Barnes, Michael R. Richards, Matthew D. McHugh, Grant Martsolf
Citation: Health Affairs, 37(6)
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
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The Rural General Surgeon’s Partner: Rural Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
Describes the role that Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) play in rural surgery.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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A Comparative Analysis of New York's Active Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
Research brief using data drawn from survey responses collected between September 2015 - December 2017, exploring similarities and differences between New York state physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Features statistics with breakdowns by rural and urban practice locations.
Author(s): Yuhao Liu, Robert Martiniano, Jean Moore
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Virginia's Licensed Nurse Practitioner Workforce: Comparison by Specialty
Results of a survey of 3,273 Virginia Licensed Nurse Practitioners (NPs), conducted from October 2016 through September 2017. Features statistics including percentages of Virginia NPs who grew up in rural areas and who are currently practicing in a non-metro location.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Kansas Primary Medical Care Health Professional Shortage Areas, 2018
Map of Kansas identifying the counties designated as primary care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), counties designated as geographic primary care HPSAs, and counties with primary care HPSA designation update pending.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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The Status of the Healthcare Workforce in the State of Nebraska
Provides an overview of the healthcare workforce in Nebraska and reports county-level data. Includes statistics and information on physicians, physician assistants, nursing professionals, dental professionals, pharmacy professionals, emergency medical technicians, other allied health professionals, and other non-physician clinicians. Covers the demographic profile of the state and the designated Health Professions Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Nebraska.
Author(s): Fernando A. Wilson, Nizar K. Wehbi, Jamie Larson, et al.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Nebraska Area Health Education Centers, University of Nebraska Medical Center: Center for Health Policy
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The Impact of Nurse Practitioner Scope-of-Practice Regulations in Primary Care
Examines the current and projected role of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in rural and primary care settings, and discusses how changes in scope-of-practice (SOP) regulations for NPs may help alleviate healthcare access issues caused by a limited supply of physicians.
Author(s): Aziza Arifkhanova
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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Evaluation of a Potential New Health Sciences School at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke to Meet the Needs of the Region and State
Results of a study exploring the feasibility of establishing a School of Health Sciences and Health Care in Robeson County, a rural high-poverty area ranked among the worst for health outcomes in North Carolina in 2016. Features statistics on the North Carolina workforce and education programs in optometry, occupational therapy, nutrition and dietetics, as well as physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
Author(s): Julie C. Spero, Thomas J. Bacon, Evan M. Galloway, et al.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
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Virginia's Licensed Nurse Practitioner Workforce: 2017
An overview of the licensed nurse practitioners (NPs) in Virginia based on data from the 2017 Licensed Nurse Practitioner Workforce Survey. Offers insight into the number of NPs in rural Virginia as well as how many grew up in rural areas of Virginia.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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