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Nurse practitioners provide quality health care with positive outcomes
Op-Ed: Orange County Register

As a nurse practitioner on the front lines, there is one thing I know: We need more trained health care professionals providing quality health care. Senate Bill 323 would allow the almost 20,000 nurse practitioners practicing across California to help in solving this problem by granting nurse practitioners full practice authority. Basically, this would allow California nurse practitioners to do what we do every day – providing patients with quality care.

Nurse practitioners are advanced practice registered nurses. We hold a master’s or doctorate degree, and many nurse practitioners also pursue specialty training in areas like pediatrics or women’s health. We can already diagnose, prescribe medications, conduct physical exams and promote health by ordering screening or preventative therapies.

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