Monday, February 7, 2011

Nurse practitioners Seek Larger Role In Connecticut Care

Over the weekend, the Hartford Courant reported that nurse practitioners in Connecticut are seeking to practice to the full extent of their training and abilities. Connecticut is one of 28 states that currently does not allow nurse practitioners to practice on their own without the supervision of a physician. In addition to practicing independently, nurse practitioners in CT are also striving to change current insurance companies' policies and become eligible for insurance reimbursements. The goals laid out by Connecticut NPs and the implications of expanding their scope of practice was made available in October of last year in the IOM's Initiative on the Future of Nursing committee's report: "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health."

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Click here to read all previous posts related to the IOM's Initiative on the Future of Nursing.

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