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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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