Failing Report Card
North Carolina received a grade of ‘F’ in a ranking of all 50 states and the District of Columbia because it severely restricts access to NP care.
See the entire state ranking: State Ranking for Consumer Choice.
Geographic Scope of Practice
Why should North Carolinians be disadvantaged and unable to choose an NP caregiver unless a physician formally agrees to ‘supervise’?
Nurse practitioners across the country are educated in Masters’ level programs with nationally required curriculum and we take the same rigorous national certification exams. Why should our ability to practice and provide access to health care in North Carolina hinge on geography?
What’s wrong with this picture?
It’s Not Just North Carolina
National groups like the Institute of Medicine and the Josiah Macy Foundation recognize the importance of all nurses, especially APRNs, to play a major role in the future of the health care system.
Improving Access to Care
At a time when access to care and quality outcomes have never been more important in our state and nation, NP PAC is one important tool to make sure state legislators are aware of this illogical use of the NP work force.