States move to expand nurse scope of practice

More states are expanding the scope of practice for non-physician healthcare professionals to make up for the continuing physician shortage. Minnesota, for example, recently allowed so-called advanced practice nurses to diagnose and refer patients, order prescriptions, and order tests. Kentucky also expanded the scope of practice, while Michigan and West Virginia are considering such measures. >> Read the full article at FierceHealthcare

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