The following is a list of key documents published by national organizations regarding the value and contributions of NP care.  Nurse practitioners should be familiar with the points discussed in each of these documents.

AANP (2013). Nurse practitioner cost-effectivenesshttps://aanp.org/images/documents/publications/costeffectiveness.pdf

AANP (2015). Quality of nurse practitioner practice. https://aanp.org/images/documents/publications/qualityofpractice.pdf

AARP (2014).  Removing barriers to advanced practice registered nurse care: Hospital priveleges. https://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/ppi/health-care/insight55.pdf

AARP (2010).  AARP 2010 policy supplement: Scope of practice for advanced practice registered nurses. http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/flanp.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/articles_and_research/2010-AARPPolicySupplementSco.pdf

Cochrane Systematic Reviews (2018). Nurses as substitutes for doctors in primary care (abstract).

FTC (2014).  Policy perspectives: Competition and the regulation of advanced practice nurses. https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/policy-perspectives-competition-regulation-advanced-practice-nurses/140307aprnpolicypaper.pdf

IOM (2010). The future of nursing: Leading change, advancing health. http://nationalacademies.org/hmd/reports/2010/the-future-of-nursing-leading-change-advancing-health.aspx

Josiah Macy Foundation (2010). Who will provide primary care and how will they be trained? http://www.macyfoundation.org/docs/macy_pubs/JMF_PrimaryCare_Monograph.pdf

NCSL (2013).  Meeting the primary care needs of rural Americas: Examining the role of non-physician providers. http://www.ncsl.org/documents/health/RuralBrief313.pdf

NCSL (2011)  Closing the gaps in the rural primary care workforce. http://www.ncsl.org/Portals/1/documents/health/RHPrimary.pdf

NGA (2012). The role of nurse practitioners in meeting increasing demand for primary care. https://www.nga.org/cms/home/nga-center-for-best-practices/center-publications/page-health-publications/col2-content/main-content-list/the-role-of-nurse-practitioners.html

NONPF (2013). Independent practice & the certified nurse practitioner: A white paper. http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.nonpf.org/resource/resmgr/Docs/IndepenPracPPRFinal2013.pdf