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Counseling and educating patients on health behaviors, self-care skills, and treatment options in coordination with occupational therapists and other healthcare providers. Specifically, inconsistencies can be found in core graduate courses, clinical experiences, and length of programs.

They administer care to individuals who are acutely, critically or chronically ill patients. Many states in the South are the most restrictive states. As such, it is common to see differences among approved educational programs between territories and provinces. Though there is some skepticism to these vast figures, they are backed up by many studies and the opinions of very well known medical professionals. May This section needs to be updated.

The title has now changed to that of Nursing Specialist. With the combination of this new Act, and the aging Baby Boomer population, there is expected to be a large increase in the need for medical staff, especially physicians. Unfortunately, the Act did not account for the need for increased physician residency expansion thus creating an artificial shortage of physicians in an already-overloaded system. Nurse practitioners can legally examine patients, diagnose illnesses, prescribe medication, and provide treatments.

The new care models, such as the patient-centered medical home and accountable care organizations, really depend on nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Their education alone does not give them the ability to practice at an advanced level.

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