Problem

The problem is that there is a shortage of primary care physicians in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is a largely rural state with many medically underserved populations. The new Patient Affordable Care Act will further increase the number of insured residents and add to the burden of providing quality healthcare throughout Pennsylvania and nationwide. The lack of primary care physicians will most likely affect patient care in the medically underserved areas were poverty and elderly populations are the highest. Nurse Practitioners need to be recruited and retained to care for patients in these medically underserved areas. More Nurse Practitioner recruitment strategies are needed. Nurse Practitioner turnover is costly and affects patient care. There is a limited amount of literature on Nurse Practitioner job satisfaction in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States. More data on Nurse Practitioner job satisfying factors need to be gathered and researched to increase recruitment and retention strategies.

Comments

GOOD LUCK FOR YOUR STUDY. I GRADUATED FROM UPENN AND WORK AS CNS/NP IN BEIRUT LEBANON; SO I AM VOTING FOR YOU. YOU CAN ALSO VOTE FOR MY NIHSS-STUDY :)

Anthony Shamoun March 01, 2012

Congrats on graduating! Your plan is good I would wait until you are woirnkg and you can see what both are doing. I would go more toward NP, as that would be less time (I think). Both NPs and PAs are being used more as primary care for stable, chronic diseases and for midwifery, so it's an exciting time for both paths! The graduate program would not be redundant, and there might be some coursework you sacrificed in your BSN for the clinical hours of nursing.

Leandro Leandro October 01, 2013




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