The Emerging Role of Nurse Practitioners in Expanding Access, Enhancing Revenue

Nurse practitioners constitute a workforce already grounded in patient-centered care, explains Linda Lindeke, Ph.D., an RN and a nurse practitioner herself since 1978. Lindeke, who is also associate professor for the School of Nursing and Department of Pediatrics and director of Graduate Studies for the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota, describes the demographics where a nurse practitioner’s contributions might need clarification, explains why there’s not much mention of the medical home in nursing literature and assesses the impact of the Affordable Care Act’s $15 million allocation to fund 10 nurse practitioner-led clinics that will provide primary care services to the medically underserved.

Lindeke examined how nurse practitioners are being utilized in the physician practice, hospital and clinic settings to increase access to care and coordinate care for patients with chronic conditions during The Emerging Role of Nurse Practitioners in Expanding Access, Enhancing Revenue, a 45-minute webinar on July 28, 2010.




Length: 6:21 minutes