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With the passage of Obamacare midlevel providers are becoming ever more important for increasing access and equity to healthcare. I am in a psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program. There is a shortage of mental health providers. As nurse practitoners we have advanced training in physical assessment, medication management, and can provide individual and group therapy.  We are highly skilled professionals who are dedeicated to providing mental health care to you and your family.

To learn more about how Nurse Practitioners can improve health care see:

http://www.nursecredentialing.org/...
http://www.apna.org/...
http://www.aanp.org/...

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  •  Which university are you doing the program at? (0+ / 0-)

    MSN or DNP? How do you do the specialty? Is your program front-loaded with a generic format, followed by specialty certification at the end? Or is the whole thing geared strictly towards psych?

    A lot of changes are coming, and I agree with you that NPs will be playing a much greater role. Thanks for sharing this!

  •  Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants (0+ / 0-)

    are  essential components to a rational and cost-effective  healthcare system in this country. Physicians, hospitals, and insurance companies have -somewhat grudgingly- accepted the importance to healthcare of these mid-level practitioners.

    What has not been accepted is the need of mid-level dental health practitioners. Because of the concentration of dentists in urban centers, it has been estimated that 55 million Americans, mostly in rural areas, are without adequate dental  care. This need was recognized and met in Alaska where distance made the lack of dental care critical. The problem has been solved, in part, by mid-level dental practitioners who are trained for two years in cavity treatment and simple extractions and practice under the supervision of dentists. The use of these dental practitioners has benefited thousands of Alaskans, especially children, who otherwise would have suffered dental decay.

    The case for dental practitioners has been clearly been made and won in Alaska. What about the lower 48 states? Here dentist and their associations have refused to allow the licensing and practice of mid-level  dental practitioners because it would cost them money. Tragically, the money dentists shuffle to state legislators have allowed them to get away with this.

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