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Use of Terms Such as Mid-level Provider and Physician Extender

Thursday, January 3, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Marty Buonato
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"The use of terms such as “mid-level provider” and “physician extender” in reference to nurse practitioners (NPs) individually or to an aggregate inclusive of NPs is inaccurate and misleading. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) opposes the use of these terms and calls on employers, policymakers, health care professionals and other parties to refer to NPs by their title. In 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) developed a blueprint for the future of nursing. A key recommendation of this report is that NPs should be full partners with physicians and other health care professionals.iAchieving this recommendation requires the use of clear and accurate nomenclature of the nursing profession."

Read full AANP article here

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