Poll Shows US Patients Overwhelmingly Support NPs Working to Full Extent of Education

A recent survey commissioned by the Alliance for Connected Care finds that 82% of patients support allowing nurse practitioners (NPs) to practice to the full extent of their education and clinical training, including through telehealth. The survey also found that nearly 80% of healthcare providers, including a sample of physicians, NPs, physician assistants, nurses, and therapists, also agree that NPs should be practicing to the full extent of their training.

Following the recent enactment of legislation in Kansas and New York to remove barriers to NP-delivered care, 26 US states have Full Practice Authority (FPA). For the first time in history, patients in a majority of states, as well as the District of Columbia and two US territories, have full and direct access to NPs.