Expanding the Role of RNs in Primary Care: A Business Case Analysis
Lecture | April 25 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall
Jack Needleman, PhD, FAAN, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, University of California Los Angeles
Primary care is evolving in response to payment reform, new models of work organization, and changes in the primary care workforce. Advanced Practice Nurses are part of this evolution but in this evolving landscape, the role of registered nurses (RNs) who are not Advanced Practice Nurses and Nurse Practitioners is also being reexamined and reimagined. There is a growing literature describing these potential roles and their implementation in health care delivery. This presentation explores the business case and financial issues in this expansion of practice.