An article about nurse practitioners from Pennsylvania's timesleader.com appears on their website today, "Popularity of practitioners growing." The article discusses an NP practice in Kingston Pennsylvania, Women to Women, that specializes in women's health.
It's great to see more and more NP practices gaining headlines. It's also great to get support from our elected leaders such as PA Gov. Ed Rendell. He was integral in expanding the NP role in Pennsylvania in the hopes of making health care more accessible. It certainly seems like they are well on their way.
Patients that utilize our services appreciate the access, the patient-centered approach and the high-quality care that NPs are known for. It's also encouraging that other members of the health care team are becoming increasingly aware and accepting of our roles on the team in an attempt to fill in the many gaps in health care.