What do patients know about NPs?
Monday, January 23, 2017
Posted by: Leila Faucette
Patient Knowledge of Nurse Practitioners
What does the public know about these healthcare professionals?
By Melissa Argenio, MS, FNP-C, Alison Collier, MS, FNP-BC, Meggan Kent, MS, FNP-BC, I-Li Lei, MS, FNP-BC, Aluem Tark, MS, FNP-BC, and Katie Walton, MS, FNP-BC
Posted on: January 20, 2017 http://news.doximity.com/entries/6235334?authenticated=false
There is a lack of patient understanding surrounding the role of nurse practitioners (NPs) in primary care when compared to physicians and physician assistants (PAs). This leads to a false perception that NPs may be less capable of diagnosing and managing the treatment of individuals. Patients are generally unwilling to see NPs and prefer physicians when they are given a choice.1 This is due to patient perception... READ MORE