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Health Professions in the News: Governor Signs Bill Allowing Mid-Level Practitioners To OK Resuscitative Edicts

California Healthline (August 19, 2015)

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law a bill that will allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to sign off on patients’ forms for resuscitative measures. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: The Rise in Retail Clinics Means More Jobs for NPs

Health eCareers (August 26, 2015)

Since 2006, there has been a movement afoot in U.S. healthcare that's impossible to ignore. Across the country, in pharmacy chains like CVS and Walgreens and big-box retailers like Target and Walmart, convenient care clinics (also known as retail clinics) are opening up in greater numbers. About 1...

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Health Professions in the News: In a First for California, Nurse Practitioners to Deliver Primary Care without Physician Supervision

California Health Report (January 22, 2018)

Nurse practitioners, who hold masters or doctorate degrees in nursing, can diagnose patients, prescribe medication and admit patients to the hospital. Yet in California, they typically work under the supervision of medical doctors despite their years of training.  Ballard-Hernandez is an exception...

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Health Professions in the News: The NP Career Brings Great Opportunity, But What Are the Challenges?

Health eCareers (October 30, 2018)

Like any job, the nurse practitioner career presents challenges.  What challenges might you face in a career as a NP? Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: California’s Nurse Practitioners: How Scope of Practice Laws Impact Care

California Health Care Foundation (September 6, 2018)

California is 1 of 28 states — and the only western state — that restricts NPs by requiring them to work with physician oversight. A large body of research has linked such restrictions to a lower supply of NPs, poorer access to care for state residents, lower use of primary care services, and greater...

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Health Professions in the News: Top Highest Paying Nurse Practitioner Jobs

Health eCareers (April 30, 2019)

Most nurse practitioner salaries average around $100,000 to $124,0000 annually. However, there are a few which stand out from the crowd with average annual salaries of more than $100,000 per year. One specialty even comes with an average annual salary over $120,000. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: California’s Nurse Practitioners: How Scope of Practice Laws Impact Care

California Health Care Foundation (May 2, 2019)

Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses who have completed additional education to prepare them to deliver a broad range of services including the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses. They are one of four categories of advanced practice registered nurses, with the others...

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Health Professions in the News: Independent Nurse Practitioners Bridge Big Gaps in Rural Care

California Health Care Foundation (August 7, 2019)

SAN LUIS, Colorado — When Francisco and Ramoncita Medina heard about the planned retirement of their longtime doctor Joseph Quintana, MD — the only physician in this rural town — they worried they’d be forced to move. The Medinas, both in their 70s, knew Quintana as their lifeline to care for diabetes...

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