Scope Of Practice In Healthcare

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Healthcare is evolving and is the forefront of discussion in the United States with the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), shortages of providers, and a growing transformation in access to health care. One primary proposed solutions to the lack of providers and improvement in access to health care are to expand the scope of practice of those of the non-physician healthcare providers, such as nurse practitioners (NP). There are central debates in the discussion of nurse practitioners having the ability to practice independently to help close the gap; many states are responding differently to the proposition to increase the scope of practice of nurse practitioners. By giving NPs a greater scope of practice, it will address the shortage

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