Nurse Practitioner Membership Enrollment

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Nurse Practitioner Membership Enrollment
By 2000, 58,512 were employed with the title of nurse practitioner in the United States with millions more worldwide (Hooker & Berlin, 2002). In the almost ten years since, that number has more than doubled to 125,000 in the US alone (AANP, 2009). Not only are nurse practitioners desired in communities across the US, they are required. As AMA President Dr. Nancy Nielsen, as well as the American College of Physicians, have noted, more nurse practitioners are needed to fill the gaps in primary care, especially in rural settings (ACP, 2009). The global nursing and physician shortage, which has perpetuated this need, has been increasing due in large part to the aging population in North America....
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