We need to have a lot more nurse prac­ti­tioners on the job,” said Terry Fulmer a nurse and the dean of Bouve Col­lege of Health Sci­ences at North­eastern University.

Obvi­ously, they don’t have the edu­ca­tion of a physi­cian, but they are highly trained pro­fes­sionals. And if the out­come is equal to what a doctor would do, it doesn’t matter how many hours’ training a nurse has,” Fulmer said.

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