Exploring the Relationship between Nurse Practitioner Full Practice Authority, Nurse Practitioner Workforce Diversity, and Disparate Primary Care Access

Alicia Plemmons, Shishir Shakya, Kenrick Cato, Tina Sadarangani, Lusine Poghosyan, Edward Timmons

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Abstract

In this study, we examine how full nurse practitioner (NP) practice authority affects racial and ethnic diversity of the NP workforce. Specifically, the purpose of our research is to understand the relationship between the racial and ethnic composition of the NP workforce, NP level of practice authority, and the communities they service. In this paper, we compare the ethnic and racial composition of the NP workforce to the composition of the state's population, and then observe if there are any noticeable differences in the patients served by NPs when we compare full practice authority (FPA) and non-FPA states. We also estimate how FPA affects the race and ethnicity of Medicare patients served by NPs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-35
Number of pages10
JournalPolicy, Politics, and Nursing Practice
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2023

Keywords

  • full practice authority
  • inequity
  • Medicare
  • nurse practitioner
  • primary care
  • workplace diversity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects

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