Nurse Practitioners: Improving patient outcomes for opioid use disorder
NP’s play a critical role in helping our nation curb the crisis of opioid use disorders. Equipped with graduate degrees and advanced clinical training, NPs diagnose, treat and prescribe medications in over a billion patient visits each year. AANP calls on policymakers to retire outdated laws that stand between patients and the care they need by adopting Full Practice Authority for NPs. More than 130 Americans die from a drug overdose every day. Annually, this is more than the number of Americans that die from car crashes and guns—combined.