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Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)

The Nurse Licensure Compact is an agreement that allows "mutual recognition" of a nursing license between member states in the United States of America. Enacted into law by the participating states, member states allow a nurse that resides in and possesses a current nursing license in a state that is a member of the NLC to practice in any of the other member states without obtaining additional licensure in that state. It applies to both Registered and Practical Nurses and is also referred to as a multi-state license.

 Historically in the U.S., regulation of health professionals has been a state-based function whereby each state or territory regulates the health care workforce within its geographic boundaries. Thus, health care professionals practicing within a state or territory are required to be licensed by the jurisdiction in which they practice. However,

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2014 Job Outlook For NPs and PAs

A bright year spry with legislative wins

By Kelly Wolfgang

Posted on: January 2, 2014

Professional Issues

As the nation prepares for full implementation of the Patient Protection and AffordableCareAct (PPACA) this year, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are primed to take the hot seat in healthcare. ADVANCE for NPs & PAs spoke with leaders in the field and the verdict is in: 2014 is the year to shine.

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What Nursing Leaders Need To Know: 7 Truths

What’s keeping nursing leaders up at night? Are they still troubled by the old, familiar issues such as patient safety and physician relations?

Or are new concerns elbowing into the mix? Interviews I conducted with top nurse leaders—from CEOs to CNOs to nurse educators—provide insight into today’s special challenges.

All agreed that, as statistics show, elective procedures are down and uninsured emergency visits are up, thanks to the difficulties of the current economic climate. But some of the pros I talked with


Providers In High Demand?

Large Groups Snapping Up NPs And PAs

Your nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are valuable members of your team, so a raise might be in order. Clinical support staff members are in big demand.

The turnover rate for both nurse practitioners and physician assistants is 12.6%, more than double the physician turnover rate of 6%, according to the American Medical Group Association’s (AMGA) and Cejka Search 2011 Physician Retention Survey, which for the first time includes staffing and turnover benchmarks for both advanced practitioners and physician staffing.

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Can Providers Help With Shortage?

Can PAs And NPs Help With The Physician Shortage?

The number of PAs in the United States is rapidly rising. According to the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, the number of certified Physician Assistants has increased 75 percent in the past eight years from 48,000 to 84,000.

In addition, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the employment of physician assistants is expected to increase 30 percent between the years 2010 and 2020. Considering the increasing physician shortage, the

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Assess Your Alliances Nurse Managers

There is one attribute that sets the successful nurse manager apart from her peers: alliances.

An effective nurse manager takes great pains to build alliances up, down, and across the organization. She has strong working relationships with her staff, with other departments, with the medical staff, and with upper management.

That way, when she faces a challenging situation, needs immediate access to scarce resources, or has to resolve a conflict, the relationships