• John Locke Update

    Report Calls for Medical Licensure Reform in the Wake of COVID-19

    posted August 24, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    COVID-19 revealed severe issues in the U.S. health care system, including the distribution of health care professionals and the restrictions we put on those professionals. The report calls for a massive overhaul of how states educate and credential health care professionals in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • John Locke Update

    Improving Patient Care by Empowering Nurse Practitioners

    posted March 14, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    In North Carolina, nurse practitioners (NP) can’t treat patients unless they establish a collaborative practice agreement with a supervising doctor – a written contract that outlines patient management, prescribing authorities,…
  • John Locke Update

    Lawmakers Should Empower Nurse Practitioners

    posted February 15, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    North Carolina doesn’t have a doctor shortage. Doctors just aren’t choosing to practice medicine in sparsely populated towns. “The real problem is maldistribution,” says Dr. Erin Fraher, Director of…

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