Health Care Reform and the Role of NP Options Menu: Forum

Discussion #1

Frequently when the shortage of primary care providers is mentioned with regard to healthcare reform, insurance companies and other institutions forget to factor in the impact nurse practitioners can have on increasing access. How do you think we can improve this understanding of the nurse practitioner role?

Discussion Grading Criteria:

Agreeing and disagreeing do not mean just voicing one’s opinion. The focus of the discussions should remain on the ideas posed in the readings. 

Agreeing and disagreeing mean making scholarly arguments from the literature that may support your own ideas. Faculty expects you to support your ideas from the readings or similar scholarly writing about the topic in nursing literature. Always cite your source(s) and reference in APA format. 

The initial post must be of at least one paragraph. The post requires include: your point supported by relevant, specific information to support your claim. Aim for three to five or more sentences per paragraph. The citations and references require on APA format.