The Institute of Medicine's (IOM) recommendation to remove barriers to practice and enable advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and registered nurses (RNs) to practice to the full extent of their education and training. 1 expanded the use of advanced practice nurses in the country. The more restrictive Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and Residency Review Committee (RRC) requirements on residency training and work hours increased the hiring of APRNs to fill the void created by a reduction in GME trainees.2 Finally, the Affordable Care Act created additional demand for more providers to meet the needs of the newly insured population, particularly in primary care.3.
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