The two nursing provisions I would like to discuss would be Advanced Practice Registered Nurse’s (APRN’s) and under the Section Additional Nursing Provisions, the Nurse-Managed Health Centers (NMHCs). These two provisions will expand the opportunities I have as I further my education.
Advanced practice nursing, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, certified registered nurse anesthetist, certified nurse-midwife, nurse administrator or nurse executive, this provision will allow for many new jobs, and continued growth in the nursing profession. It also allows nurses to work in direct patient care settings outside of a hospital, performing many highly skilled procedures that would have been done in a hospital setting in the past. “Wellness and disease prevention, historically fundamental to the nursing profession, are becoming more meaningful and revitalized concepts within the larger health care system” (Cherry & Jacob, 2016, p. 464).
Nurse-managed health centers, research shows that nurse managed health centers can reduce health disparities and meet people’s primary care and wellness needs. NMHC have been successful, but many NMHC find themselves in financial struggles. NMHCs see a high percentage of uninsured patients, 30%-60%. A federal grant program released $14.8 million in support of NMHCs, to provide high quality primary care for thousands of patients in need (Hansen-Turton, 2012).
Cherry, B., & Jacob, S.R. (2016). Contemporary Nursing: Issues, trends, and management (7 th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. ISBN-3: 9780323390224
Hansen-Turton, T. (2012). Nurse-Managed Health Clinics Provided Badly Needed Primary Care – But Without Funding, They and their Patients are at Risk. Retrieved from http://www.rwjf.org/en/culture-of-health/2012/01/nurse-managed-health-clinics-provided-badly-needed-primary-carebut-without-funding-they-and-their-patients-are-at-risk.html