Tag: Nurse practitioner

Study: Nurses offer untapped potential to assess patient discharge readiness

Editor's Note Although few strategies for reducing readmission rates leverage nurse input, nurses are well-placed to identify patients most at risk, according to a study published in the March issue of the journal Medical Care. The authors note that older Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions (MCCs) continue to experience…

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By: Matt Danford
February 28, 2024
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Nursing workforce expected to fully rebound from pandemic low

Editor's Note Although RN employment dropped significantly during the past few years, updated workforce forecasts with numbers similar to those projected prior to the pandemic indicate that the decline was likely temporary. Jama Health Forum published the data February 16. For the study, researchers pulled data on registered nurses aged…

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By: Brita Belli
February 20, 2024
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Nurse practitioner tops list of best jobs

US news and world report

Editor's Note:  Nurse practitioners (NPs) have the best jobs not only in the US healthcare industry, but across all others as well, according to rankings released January 9 by US News & World Report. Divided into 17 categories, the Best Jobs rankings are designed to help job seekers make informed…

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By: Matt Danford
January 19, 2024
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NPs are transforming the healthcare landscape amid physician shortages

Editor's Note The number of nurse practitioners (NPs) in the US has surged to 385,000, according to a November 14 Becker's Clinical Leadership article. As a result, the profession seems to be gaining prominence in healthcare amid an anticipated shortage of 100,000 physicians, Becker's Hospital Review December 4 reports. Research…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
December 4, 2023
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Inappropriate prescribing rates same for PCPs, NPs

Editor's Note A new study finds that both primary care physicians (PCPs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) inappropriately prescribe medications to older patients at the same rate, the Annals of Internal Medicine October 24 reports. The research is titled "Inappropriate Prescribing to Older Patients by Nurse Practitioners and Primary Care Physicians." …

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By: Brita Belli
October 24, 2023
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10 best-earning nursing jobs for 2023

Editor's Note In an August 2 article on the Nursing Process website, Kasee Wiesen, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, ranked the 10 top-earning nursing jobs for 2023. The top 10 jobs with their national average salaries are: Certified registered nurse anesthetist: $202,804 Geriatric nurse practitioner: $157,300 Cardiology nurse practitioner: $136,845 Chief nursing…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 7, 2023
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