As pressure mounts on primary care providers to improve patient health and lower health care costs, delivery systems are looking to nurses to solve many of primary care’s most pressing challenges. Nurse practitioners (NPs) and certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are providing primary care alongside physicians and physician assistants. NPs and RNs are leading the way in managing chronic conditions and coordinating care transitions. RNs and licensed practical nurses are tracking patients to make sure
they get the care they need, and nurses at all levels are educating patients to better care for themselves.
This brief explores policies that support this evolution in primary care delivery and looks at several innovative models that provide patient-centered, coordinated, and cost-effective care by taking advantage of nursing’s strengths.
- 1. Addressing the Nursing Shortage - Part I
- 2. Addressing the Nursing Shortage - Part II
- 3. New Research that Illuminates Policy Issues
- 4. The Nursing Faculty Shortage
- 5. Facts and Controversies about Nursing Staffing Policies
- 6. New Research Provides Solutions to the Nursing Shortage
- 7. Strengthening Public Health Nursing - Part I
- 8. Strengthening Public Health Nursing - Part II
- 9. Nursing's Prescription for a Reformed Health System
- 10. Addressing the Quality and Safety Gap - Part I
- 11. Addressing the Quality and Safety Gap - Part II
- 12. Perspectives on Pay for Performance in Nursing
- 13. Expanding America's Capacity to Educate Nurses
- 14. Unlocking the Potential of School Nursing
- 15. Addressing the Quality and Safety Gap - Part III
- 16. Implementing the IOM Future of Nursing Report - Part 1
- 17. Implementing the IOM Future of Nursing Report - Part II
- 18. Implementing the IOM Future of Nursing Report - Part III
- 19. Celebrating a Sustained Commitment to Improving Health and Health Care Through Nursing: RWJF Marks Its 40th Anniversary
- 20. Improving Patient Access to High-Quality Care
- 21. The Case for Academic Progression
- 22. Ten Years After Keeping Patients Safe: Have Nurses' Work Environments Been Transformed?
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