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November 12, 2021

Nurse Practitioners Celebrate National NP Week

Nurse practitioners in twenty-four states and Washington DC now have full practice authority allowing them to evaluate, diagnose, order diagnostic tests and manage treatment through medication prescribing under the state Board of Nursing. About 90% of nurse practitioners are going into primary care, and in those states, nurse practitioners are five times more likely to work in rural communities with those who otherwise lack access to primary care.