Nurse Practitioner Week 2014

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Nurse Practitioners Facts*:

There are more than 192,000 Nurse Practitioners in the US providing high-quality, cost-effective, patient center, personalized health care for nearly half a century.

NPs have graduate, advanced education (most have master’s degrees and an increasing number have doctorates).

NPs order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions, and prescribe medications and other treatments.

19 states and the District of Columbia have granted full practice authority to NPs, giving patients more direct access to the primary, acute and specialty care services that NPs provide.

NPs are truly partners in the healthcare of their patients, so that in addition to clinical services, NPs focus on health promotion, disease prevention and health education and counseling, guiding patients to make smarter health and lifestyle choices.

The excellent, safety and cost-effectveness of the care provided by NPs is established and well-documented.

The faith and trust that patients have in NP-delivered health care is evidenced by the more than 916 million visits made to NPs annually.

The majority of patients support legislation for greater access to NP services.

NPs provide health care to people of all ages and in diverse ehatl care settings such as private office practice, hospitals, long term care facilities, schools, state and local health departments, managed care facilities and retail-based clinics.

More than 18 percent of NPs practice in rural settings with populations of less than 25,000

It is documented that patients of NPs are given more personal time and attention than they traditionally receive from other health care providers.


Thank you to all my NP colleagues and our supporters! I appreciate you!


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  1. I have been a NP for over 20 years and started a Well woman Holistic practice in Harlem NY in 2005. I learned a lot when I opened my practice and I am still learning . On Thursday, November 13, 2014, in honor of Nurse Practitioner Week, I plan to have an open forum and discussion on “Rethinking HIV/AIDS and Thinking Ebola”. There will be a remembering for the “HERO” Physicians , Nurses and caregivers that have given their lives in order to help and save others. Please join me it is free and open to the community. We will develop a fund raising campaign to assist our comrades who are fighting Ebola in West Africa. For more information please contact Jamila Ali NP at 917 689-7890 or

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