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-effectiveness

AANP (2015). Quality of nurse practitioner practice.

AARP (2014).  Removing barriers to advanced practice registered nurse care: Hospital priveleges.

AARP (2010).  AARP 2010 policy supplement: Scope of practice for advanced practice registered nurses.

American Enterprise Institute (2018). Nurse practitioners: A solution to America’s primary care crisis. 

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.

IOM (2010). The future of nursing: Leading change, advancing health.

Josiah Macy Foundation (2010). Who will provide primary care and how will they be trained?

NCSL (2013).  Meeting the primary care needs of rural Americas: Examining the role of non-physician providers.

NCSL (2011)  Closing the gaps in the rural primary care workforce.

NGA (2012). The role of nurse practitioners in meeting increasing demand for primary care.

NONPF (2013). Independent practice & the certified nurse practitioner: A white paper.