NPs, PAs form group
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted March 1, 2004
The world of associations has a new one joining its ranks. The American College of Clinicians, representing physician assistants and nurse practitioners has emerged to promote nurse practitioners and physician assistants as partners in the health care system.
The ACC intends to build upon the longstanding workplace collegiality between PAs and NPs by transforming it into a nationwide alliance that can educate other professionals about advanced practice clinicians and advocate for the professions.
"Unlike physicians, NPs and PAs lack a national political organization that advocates the rights of all advanced practice clinicians. ... We recognize that the time has come for PAs and NPs to have a group that represents interests that are common to both groups," an ACC statement said.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/03/01/prbf0301.htm.