Nurse-Practitioner Role Model

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Organization Information Since the establishment of nurse practitioner role as a healthcare provider in 1965, it was created to provide healthcare services to populations affected by physicians’ shortage (Kippenbrock, Lo, Odell, & Buron, 2015). Also importantly, it was created to provide care to the population in the rural areas (Kippenbrock, Lo, Odell, & Buron, 2015). At the inception of the nurse practitioner role over five decades ago, the rate of nurse practitioners have raised from 14,000 per year to 192,000 per year (Kippenbrock, Lo, Odell, & Buron, 2015). Unfortunately, with this increment, there are still shortages all across the nation (Kippenbrock, Lo, Odell, & Buron, 2015). Even with the average age of a United States citizen to be 75.37 years of age, it is still quite unfortunate that American Health Ranking (AHR) in 2013 showed U.S to be low among other developing nations (Kippenbrock, Lo, Odell, & Buron, 2015). AHR was evaluated based on lifestyle, access to health care, occupational safety and disability, disease, and mortality rates (Kippenbrock, Lo, Odell, & Buron, 2015). If citizens do not have a quick access to health practitioners (MD/NP), it can cause a decrease in mortality and even lower AHR altogether. Therefore, I am offering the …show more content…
Part of the proposal would be to have a nurse practitioner work a half day with the medical provider on his busiest day in order to showcase the fluidity that can be created with another provider in the practice. After this, Lakewood Family Clinic CEO/owner and executive members will be given the opportunity to decide on the employment of a nurse practitioner. Upon deciding to move forward with a nurse practitioner, the position will be placed on job sites and rigorous interview process will commence before appointing the qualified

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