As a high-profile violence-against-nurses case goes to trial in New York State, a hospital stands by its nurses. It should come as no surprise that the hospital has earned a long list of quality accolades.
By saying that 'substituting NPs for doctors cannot be the answer' to the nation's primary care shortage, the American Academy of Family Physicians suggests that there are two classes of care. And therein lies the danger to our system of healthcare.
A portfolio credentialing program is good news for nurse practitioners who are exam-phobic. More importantly, it could open up new avenues for nurses to attain board certifications in niche specialties.