Are you interested in seeing where the nurse practitioner (NP) community stands on issues like education, primary care or health care reform? Check out joint position statements from the NP Roundtable, a collaborative of national NP associations that work together to bring the unified message of the NP community to policymakers and the health care community.
Since its formation in 2008, the NP Roundtable has developed common position and policy statements to articulate the perspective of the NP community. Participating organizations include the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP).
NP Roundtable Statement on the Scope of Nurse Practitioners
In November 2020, the NP Roundtable issued the following statement regarding the American Medical Association’s (AMA) continuing harmful campaign of disinformation about the scope of NP practice and the care NPs deliver.
NP Roundtable Position on Revised APRN Compact Licensure
In August 2020, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) adopted a revised APRN Compact for multistate licensure, which includes clinical hours as a prerequisite for a multistate advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) license. Read why the NP Roundtable does not endorse the revised APRN Compact.
NP Roundtable Position on Post-Licensure Clinical Training, July 2019
Graduate nursing education has a 50-year history of preparing NPs for successful entry to professional practice. Review the NP Roundtable’s evidence-based recommendations concerning NP education and post-graduate training.
Nurse Practitioners and the Future of Primary Care, December 2012
In September 2012, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) issued a report that underscored its vision for a physician-controlled approach to health care. See the NP Roundtable’s response and talking points concerning primary care NPs.
Nurse Practitioner Perspective on Health Care Payment, November 2010
To maximize the potential of NPs to address patients’ care needs, it is essential that adjustments are made to the reimbursement model. Learn the NP Roundtable’s recommendations for reimbursement policies.
Nurse Practitioner Perspective for Health Care Reform
It is important that access to high-quality primary care services that emphasize health promotion, disease prevention and the effective management of chronic disease be a primary focus for health care reform. Discover the NP Roundtable’s recommendations to ensure maximum value with health reform changes.
Nurse Practitioner Perspective on Requiring Team-based Care for Individual Licensure
The NP community broadly supports patient-centered care and team-based care for health systems. View the NP Roundtable’s discussion on why licensure-linked team-based care is not an effective structure to improve patient care.