If there’s one thing health care professionals can count on in their field, it’s change. The heath care system, particularly the nursing field, is growing exponentially and evolving to fit an aging population, new insurance models, and shifting supply and demand. This outlook is very exciting for Nurse Practitioners who are taking on more primary care roles in a host of settings. Job projections highlight this: the profession is expected to grow by more than 30% within ten years.
Almost half of the states allow NPs to work without the supervision of an MD, and this number is rising every year. NPs can fill the gap caused by the emerging physician shortage, and this can provide lower-cost access to high-quality health care for millions of Americans.
To learn more, check out the infographic below created by Regis College’s Online Master of Science in Nursing program.