From the Blogs: Is There an NP on Board?

April 20, 2017

From the Blogs: Is There an NP on Board?

After handling a mild medical emergency mid-flight, nurse practitioner Elizabeth Donahue reflects on the tension that exists between some physicians and NPs, in the In Practice blog.

When a fellow airline passenger fainted next to nurse practitioner Elizabeth Donahue's seat, she was pleased at how well her training and practice allowed her to confidently care for the person. After the experience, she wondered, “Why did this feel different from my daily work?” One answer: Nobody was questioning her credentials, which often happens in healthcare — sometimes appropriately and sometimes not — as she describes in this week's In Practice blog post.

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