Eight Facts about Nurse Practitioners for Patients

December 2, 2014
Aubrey Westgate

Eight facts about nurse practitioners that your medical practice can use when discussing these providers with patients.

If you recently added a nurse practitioner to your medical practice, you may be experiencing some resistance among patients to utilize the new provider for their care.Next time patients express reservations, take time to educate and inform them about the nurse practitioner's background, experience, and expertise.Here are eight key facts about NPs (from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners) that may help guide you through these conversations.For more information on incorporating nurse practitioners into your practice, view "Healthcare Scope of Practice Debates Continue."Click here to view the slides in PDF format.