How to prove value in a MD eat NP world…

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NursingSo the posed question is what is the most important way for Doctorate of Nursing (DNP) Nurse Practitioners (NPs) to demonstrate value? I’ve had to contemplate this question a lot during this class and here’s what I have come up with: Improved patient outcomes. It’s as simple as that. If the patients are getting better under the care of DNPs then our value has been validated.

It was not difficult to find research studies conducted on the value of NPs. The awesome thing was that all of the studies I was able to find were positive! I was even elated to see that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) was in favor of NPs and even deemed us “necessary” in the efforts to improve patient care and outcomes! Woohoo!!

Patients reported that one of the reasons they chose NPs over physicians was because of the time and attention given to them…

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