The United States is facing a primary care provider shortage. By 2030, the projected shortage of Primary Care Physicians is expected to reach as high as 49,300, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Primary care is the foundation of the U.S. health care system and a patient’s entry point to care delivery. Primary patient care helps improve quality, outcomes and the patient experience, while containing costs, reducing unnecessary utilization, and promoting efficient use of health care resources.
Although nurses are appreciated year-round, National Nurses Week is a widespread event celebrating the tremendous effort and contributions that nurses make daily to countless lives in their communities. The American Nurses Association (ANA) has supported and advocated for the nursing profession since 1896.
Family nurse practitioners (FNPs), advanced practice nurses who hold at least a Master of Science in Nursing, are helping to increase access to primary health care around the nation.
If you’re looking for information about nursing trends in 2019, you’ve come to the right place.