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AANP Response to Misleading Information in AARP The Magazine

AUSTIN, TX (January 9, 2015) – Dr. Ken Miller, AANP president, wrote a letter to the editor-in-chief of AARP The Magazine regarding a misleading portrayal of nurse practitioners that appeared in the December 2014 – January 2015 edition.

While we are appreciative of all the support that AARP has given to the nurse practitioner role at national and state levels, we were concerned about information contained in the “Who’s Who in Your Doctor’s Office” infographic. We believe that AARP would want their readers to have the most accurate information available to them when choosing their health care provider and hope that AARP will consider a more in-depth story on NPs in the near future.

View the AARP Infographic and read Dr. Miller's letter.

AANP Responds to New York Post Article

AUSTIN, TX (January 9, 2015) – It is wrong for Betsy McCaughey to try to scare New Yorkers into believing they’re at risk for utilizing nurse practitioners – clinicians who for 50 years have delivered high-quality, compassionate health care in communities throughout the country. Over these last five decades, scores of independent researchers have shown that nurse practitioner outcomes are equal and often better than those of physicians, spurring leading, non-partisan policy groups – from the Institute of Medicine to the National Governors Association – to recommend more autonomy for nurse practitioners nationwide. From the AARP’s Champions for Nursing program to conservative organizations such as the Texas Public Policy Foundation, we have seen a multitude of groups speak out in favor of consumer choice and support for nurse practitioners.

Not one state to grant nurse practitioners full-practice authority has ever reversed their decision.

New York took a positive step forward with the passage of the Nurse Practitioners Modernization Act. We applaud what policymakers in New York have accomplished and hope that it will continue moving forward with even more autonomy for nurse practitioners in the future – a win for patients and the health care system at large.

Ken P. Miller, PhD, RN, CFNP, FAAN, FAANP
President of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Read the New York Post acticle.