Currently in Michigan, Nurse Practitioners (NP) do not have full practicing authority. The EAM believes NP’s are the solution to Michigan’s primary care physician shortage.
- For information regarding NP’s and cost savings to a state’s economy: https://eamonline.org/research/nurse-practitioners/cost-savings/.
- For information regarding NP’s and effect on the primary care supply: https://eamonline.org/research/nurse-practitioners/effect-on-primary-care-supply/.
Nurse practice laws and regulations are specific to each state. For details go to: http://www.aanp.org/legislation-regulation/state-legislation-regulation/state-practice-environment. Below is a NP state regulatory map of the U.S.: