Optimizing Nurse Roles in Healthcare Delivery System Initiatives
The North Carolina Hospital Association, North Carolina Nurses Association and North Carolina Organization for Nurse Leaders worked together to study and report on regulation, policies and potential best practices related to nurses and advanced practice nurses practicing to the full extent of their education and regulatory authority. This report defines some of the best practices in use among general practice nurses, nurse leaders and APRNs, and how they work together in interprofessional practice teams to impact the "Triple Aim," which is the simultaneous pursuit of improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of health care. The project includes interviews and reports from member hospital locations where these practices are already in use. The final report, "Optimizing Nurse Roles in Healthcare Delivery System Initiatives," is available in the download section.