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

Rural Emergency Department Staffing: Potential Implications for the Quality of Emergency Care Provided in Rural Areas
Reports results of a study of rural emergency department staffing and discusses potential implications of staffing for the quality of emergency care provided in rural areas.
Date: 08/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
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Health Center Expansion and Recruitment Survey 2004: Results by Health and Human Services Regions and Health Center Geography
Reports findings from the national study of health center staffing, recruitment, and retention. Provides information by HHS region, urban and rural geography, and national overall estimates. Includes 118 graphs of selected survey results.
Author(s): C. Holly A. Andrilla, L. Gary Hart
Date: 03/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Factors that Influence Students in Choosing Rural Nursing Practice: A Pilot Study
Reports findings from a survey of nursing students, examining self-identified factors of students who expressed an interest in rural practice post-graduation.
Author(s): Angeline Bushy, Beverly Leipert
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 5(2), 387
Date: 04/2005
Type: Document
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The Contribution of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to Generalist Care in Washington State
Describes the contribution to generalist care made by nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) in Washington State. Includes data on NP and PA contributions in rural areas.
Author(s): Eric H. Larson, Lorella Palazzo, Bobbi Berkowitz, Michael J. Pirani, L. Gary Hart
Citation: Health Services Research, 38(4), 1033-1050
Date: 08/2003
Type: Document
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Who is Caring for the Underserved? A Comparison of Primary Care Physicians and Nonphysician Clinicians in California and Washington
Compares the geographic distribution and patient populations of physician and nonphysician primary care clinicians. Includes the proportion of clinicians within each discipline practicing in rural areas, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), and areas with vulnerable populations.
Author(s): Kevin Grumbach, L. Gary Hart, Elizabeth Mertz, Janet Coffman, Lorella Palazzo
Citation: Annals of Family Medicine, 1(2), 97-104
Date: 07/2003
Type: Document
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Characteristics and Roles of Rural Health Clinics in the United States: A Chartbook
Offers a comprehensive picture of the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) program and the operations of RHCs. Covers characteristics of RHCs, staffing and recruitment, location, and more.
Author(s): John A. Gale, Andrew F. Coburn
Date: 01/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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State of Georgia Health Care Workforce Dashboard
Provides maps of the county-by-county distribution of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, dentists, and dental hygienists in Georgia. Displays county and state workforce totals and availability as well as demographic information such as age and gender distribution of healthcare workers, and allows sorting of data by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan statistical area. Uses data from the Georgia Board of Healthcare Workforce as well as the U.S. census.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Data Analytics Center (GDAC)
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Medicaid Primary Care Workforce Tracker
Interactive tool presenting state and county-level data on the primary care workforce providing healthcare to Medicaid enrollees. Uses data from the Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS) from 2016-2019 to identify primary care clinicians who saw Medicaid beneficiaries each year.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity
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Nebraska's Multi-Regional Nursing Workforce Model: Main Findings 2017-2025
Provides data and projections of Nebraska's nursing workforce by region, with information on supply and demand, shortages, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), and more. Includes county-level map of Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) in Nebraska.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Nebraska Center for Nursing, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
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2020 New Hampshire APRN Workforce Data Report
An overview of the advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) workforce in New Hampshire, based on license renewal data from 2020. Features statistics including demographics, practice capacity, distribution, availability of payment assistance, practice locations, and retention, with breakdowns by rural and nonrural location.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
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