Evolving Role of Nurse Practitioners in Health Centers and Considerations for Provider Satisfaction

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) play an important role in expanding the supply of primary care workforce and access to primary health care. As the NP workforce continues to grow and evolve, focus on burnout prevention and workplace satisfaction is imperative to continue to recruit and retain health center providers. The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved and the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) conducted focus groups with NPs and health center administrators to better understand the expanding and evolving role of NPs at health centers, the drivers of burnout, and factors that contribute to provider satisfaction. This paper describes these findings and offers additional insight gained from peer-reviewed literature.

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More Resources on the Health Center Workforce

In addition to offering resources on health center workforce issues, the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved collaborated with NNCC to host an accompanying webinar series on “Mitigating Burnout and Maintaining Provider Satisfaction During Vaccination Rollouts” which is now available for online viewing. We are also regularly updating our detailed list of resources on the coronavirus pandemic with new webinars, fact sheets, and other resources related to health centers, workforce considerations, clinical protocols and guidance, telehealth, and more. You can also view a variety of webinars on health center workforce concerns in our health equity webinar archives or request direct technical assistance from our STAR² Center.