Modernizing the way Medicare pays for training nurses would ensure more enter the workforce as their role continues to grow, according to researchers.
New Medicare funding model for nurse training could fill gaps in care
Researchers studied a recently completed five-state pilot project of a graduate nurse education program that allowed communities to scale up clinical training for advanced practice nurses where they are most needed. The program, which was managed by the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, combined the training capacity of health systems, hospitals, private medical practices, clinics, long-term care and universities.
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