Monday, December 17, 2012

Medscape: Nurse Practitioner Groups Unite to Push for Change

Marcia Frellick, December 05, 2012

When the 2 most prominent groups representing nurse practitioners (NPs) merge January 1, they will combine resources, talents, and legislative might just as the future of healthcare is taking shape.

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American College of Nurse Practitioners announced on November 19 that they will pool their memberships, totaling 41,000 NPs. Having a single group, which will be called the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), will eliminate confusion for NPs about which organization to join and unify the voice of an increasingly prominent segment of healthcare providers.

Read the rest from Medscape here.

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