RN Role Reimagine: A Paradigm Shift in Primary Care
Today’s U.S. healthcare system are challenged with the complexity partially due to an increase shortage of primary care providers and a move for improving collaborative care. There is a push for health care delivery system redesign and for RNs in expanded roles in primary care settings. However, most traditional nursing schools do not prepare prelicensure nursing students to practice in primary care settings. As the largest segment of the U.S. workforce, RNs are in a unique position to meet patients’ healthcare needs by increasing access and be part of team-based practice models in the primary care setting. This presentation describes a recent developed primary care didactic course for RNs interested in learning and/or transitioning to the primary care setting.