Advanced Practice Nursing Issues

Briefing — Expanding the Role of Nurse Practitioners

In February, the California Future Health Workforce Commission released a plan to address the state’s serious and growing shortages of primary care and behavioral health providers. One of the Commission’s top recommendations was to maximize the role of nurse practitioners (NPs) and to expand their practice authority. In doing so, they noted that California is one of 28 states — and the only western state — that restricts NPs by requiring them to work with physician oversight.

CHCF hosted a briefing — with experts from Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada — on what California can learn from other states that have expanded practice authority for NPs.

View the video of the briefing or click this link to learn more.