Why NPs make sense

Given the significant challenges facing the health system today, as well as the shift towards interprofessional care, it is untenable to limit the effective utilization of available health professionals. Full utilization of NPs in hospitals makes sense in order to improve access to care in hospitals. Fully utilized NPs will contribute to the best value and highest quality care for patients.

In this section you'll find evidence to support full utilization of NPs in hospitals, information about the scope and competencies of the hospital-based NP, as well as specific considerations regarding NP admission, treatment and discharge of hospital patients.