Despite a national nursing shortage in the U.S., over 80,000 qualified applications were not accepted at U.S. nursing schools in 2020 - due primarily to a shortage of nursing professors and a limited number of clinical placements where nursing students get practical job training. Read more»
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In the world of primary care medicine, cheaper alternatives to physicians — most notably nurse practitioners — themselves have a significant level of training. In a growing number of states, nurse practitioners are being allowed to practice independently rather than, as traditionally has been the case, under the supervision of a physician. However, that there really are significant differences in training between physicians and nurse practitioners. Read more»