Jun 3 2011
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PBS NewsHour Asks, "Are Nurse Practitioners the Solution to Shortage of Primary-Care Doctors?"

Earlier this week, PBS NewsHour aired an important story on the expanding role of nurse practitioners in primary care. The piece includes a look at nurse-run clinics and the state of nursing education, and includes an interview with John Rowe, M.D., who was part of the Institute of Medicine committee that drafted the The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report.

Watch the video below or read the transcript.

Tags: Nurse practitioners, Shortage of medical or nursing personnel, Primary care, Human Capital, Medical, Nursing & Dental Workforce, Nursing