Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Methods of Controlling Rising Medical Costs
Slide content:Doctor of Nursing Practice Graduate trained Post-graduate training Certification examination Work independently Benefits Lower cost for professional development Lower expenditures 20
Slide notes:Recent discussion about the future of primary care includes proposals for the use of the Doctor of Nursing Practice, or DNP as a solution to the primary care crisis. A DNP is a graduate trained nurse who completes post-graduate training much like physicians do through internships and residency programs. Upon completion of this training and passing a certification examination, the DNP would open a practice or work for a hospital or clinic without the need for a physician supervisor. Physicians would be available as specialist consultants. Benefits of developing this model include the lower cost of professional development and potentially lower expenditures. Health IT Workforce Curriculum Version 4.0 20