Implementing the Future of Nursing Report - Part III

Issue 18 of the Charting Nursing’s Future series shows how nurses are solving some of primary care's most pressing challenges.

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.

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