New White Paper from Staff Care Trends Supply, Distribution, and Scope of Practice among Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs)
With more than 104,000 physician assistants (PAs) and more than 190,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) practicing in the United States, it’s clear that these advanced practitioners play a dynamic role in the delivery of healthcare to patients daily. NPs and PAs also fit the concept of team-based care, in which a variety of clinicians work in a coordinated manner, performing tasks appropriate to their training on behalf of patients.
As a result of the growing physician shortage nationwide, a growing premium of advanced practitioners has developed in order to perform many of the duties typically performed by physicians. This demand for NPs and PAs in healthcare facilities across the country has also increased the demand for locum tenens NPs and PAs in recent years. In 2011, Staff Care received minimal requests for locum tenens NP and PAs. By 2014, however, 12 percent of our total temporary provider “days requested” were for NPs and PAs. So, it can be concluded that there is a market-wide increase in demand for advanced practitioners.
To illustrate the growing opportunities for NPs and PAs during this time of physician shortage, Staff Care has published the following white paper, which gives general information about nurse practitioners and physician assistants and the career benefits working as one of these advanced practitioners offers.
If you are a nurse practitioner or physician assistant, please take a look at our white paper on locum tenens NPs and PAs below for insight into the many opportunities to be found in today's healthcare workforce.
> View Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: Supply, Distribution, and Scope of Practice Considerations here.
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