At MPLT Healthcare, we are committed to celebrating nurse practitioners and those in all types of nursing specialties in the ever-evolving world of healthcare. Recently, the ANA Enterprise announced its recognition of 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse.” There are many reasons to celebrate nurse practitioners and their valuable contributions to the healthcare field every day. Here are some of the reasons why nurse practitioners are so vital to medical institutions around the world:
Lower healthcare costs. Nurse practitioners are increasingly being utilized to keep healthcare costs down while still providing patients with high quality care. With the physician shortage becoming worse, nurse practitioners will become even more integral to filling in the gaps and ensuring patient volume is kept at a normal level. In many cases, patients have the option to see a nurse practitioner as their primary provider, resulting in less emergency room visits and fewer hospital stays.
Greater patient satisfaction. One of the most unique aspects of nurse practitioners is their ability to provide counseling and health coaching throughout the duration of care. This allows them to connect on a deeper level with patients, giving them more personalized attention and helping them manage their diseases in a way that improves their overall health and well-being. Through this type of lifestyle management, nurse practitioners serve as a critical extension to any healthcare team.
Professional credibility and expertise. Nurse practitioners bring a vast degree of knowledge, experience and professional expertise to the facilities they serve. In addition to serving as healthcare providers, they are frequently considered mentors, educated and researchers. Many accomplished nurse practitioners are actively involved in professional healthcare organizations and health policy initiatives in which they strive to advocate for advancement of the field.
As patient demands become greater in 2020, there will continue to be an increasing need for highly qualified nurse practitioners in all areas of medicine. It’s important that the healthcare industry remains committed to elevating the role of nurse practitioners and providing them with ample opportunities to contribute to medical departments in meaningful ways.
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