Published June 20, 2018
On June 13, the Brookings Institution released a new policy proposal titled Improving Efficiency in the Health-Care System: Removing Anticompetitive Barriers for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants written by Emory University professors Kathleen Adams and Sara Markowitz. The authors consider the evidence, which shows barriers that states place on the scope of practice for NPs and PAs increase healthcare costs and add administrative burdens without additional health and safety benefits. The report includes recommendations that state policymakers eliminate supervision requirements and allow full prescription authority to advanced practice registered nurses.
On June 18, Nurse.com by OnCourse Learning released findings from its 2018 Nursing Salary Research Report, which found that men in nursing earn $6,598 more annually than their female counterparts, even though men account for only 12% of the U.S. nursing workforce. Results from this survey of more than 4,500 registered nurses from all 50 states showed men earn an average of $79,688 compared to $73,090 for women. The research report also features data on generational differences in the nursing workforce related to roles, education level, employment status, and other variables.
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Opportunities and Resources to Consider
- AACN seeks faculty for our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Group (DEIG). The group serves as a convening body to unite expertise, experience, and guidance for academic nursing in Leading Across Differences and collectively explores innovative approaches to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic nursing and the nursing workforce. In addition, DEIG supports the efforts of AACN member institutions and academic nursing at the local, regional, and national levels to advance diversity and inclusion. Group members will be recommended and appointed by the dean/director of an AACN Member School. Those appointed will be faculty members and/or administrators who are responsible for institutional multicultural/diversity affairs. Appointed members may also include staff responsible for leading diversity affairs or representatives from the community who have this knowledge.
- AACN provides a wealth of data to members and the public. AACN members and non-members can order customized data reports to meet their unique needs and preferences. In most cases, custom reports are utilized by nursing deans looking to compare resources with other institutions for internal decision making. There is a standard two- to three-week turnaround time for requested reports.
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