The introduction of the Affordable Care Act really changed our healthcare system. Hospitals and medical institutions are now dealing with more people, which means they have to expand their operations and increase capacity. Nurse practitioners are now in high demand. Thanks to things like the nurse practitioner doctorate degree and the skills and knowledge that can be gained, hospitals and healthcare providers can provide the same level of services and care for lower costs.
Universities such as Bradley University have even made their DNP executive leadership programs available online. Those with a nursing degree can pursue a doctorate and become even more qualified to examine, diagnose and treat patients the way physicians and doctors do while remaining in their current job. Nurse practitioners also have more experience dealing with patients, making them friendlier and more caring in general.
You can learn more about the roles of nurse practitioners in today’s healthcare system from the infographic below.
Nursing Practitioners: Improving Quality of Care and Saving Costs is an infographic by Bradley University.