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Revisioning the ENP Among Emergency Workforce Changes

Revisioning the ENP Among Emergency Workforce Changes Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 171–177 Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. FROM THE Editor K. Sue Hoyt Revisioning the ENP Among Emergency Workforce Changes Specialty or Population? The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted point (IOM, 2007). These conclusions in- emergency care in unanticipated ways, re- creased the demand for specialty prepared shaping emergency care delivery and high- emergency physicians (EPs) to improve pa- lighting the emergency department (ED) tient safety and quality of care (IOM, 2007). workforce. Ultimately, these changes have Solutions to improve emergency care deliv- significant implications for emergency nurse ery included increasing residency programs practitioner (ENP) education and practice. to meet the goal of staffing all EDs nationwide This editorial highlights historical trends in with EM residency-trained and board-certified ED practice, the role and scope of nurse prac- physicians. However, ED workforce studies titioner (NP) practice in emergency care, and launched during this same time warned that recent evidence of the emergency medicine even with increasing the number of EM resi- (EM) workforce surplus to support reenvi- dency programs and graduates, shortages of sioning the future ENP profession (American EPs would persist until 2019 or 2038 in College http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal Wolters Kluwer Health

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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© 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
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1931-4485
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1931-4493
DOI
10.1097/tme.0000000000000366
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Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 171–177 Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. FROM THE Editor K. Sue Hoyt Revisioning the ENP Among Emergency Workforce Changes Specialty or Population? The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted point (IOM, 2007). These conclusions in- emergency care in unanticipated ways, re- creased the demand for specialty prepared shaping emergency care delivery and high- emergency physicians (EPs) to improve pa- lighting the emergency department (ED) tient safety and quality of care (IOM, 2007). workforce. Ultimately, these changes have Solutions to improve emergency care deliv- significant implications for emergency nurse ery included increasing residency programs practitioner (ENP) education and practice. to meet the goal of staffing all EDs nationwide This editorial highlights historical trends in with EM residency-trained and board-certified ED practice, the role and scope of nurse prac- physicians. However, ED workforce studies titioner (NP) practice in emergency care, and launched during this same time warned that recent evidence of the emergency medicine even with increasing the number of EM resi- (EM) workforce surplus to support reenvi- dency programs and graduates, shortages of sioning the future ENP profession (American EPs would persist until 2019 or 2038 in College

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Advanced Emergency Nursing JournalWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Jul 1, 2021

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