Rural Nursing: Concepts, Theory, and Practice, Sixth Edition
Editor: Carlene A. Winters
Contributing co-authors: Heidi A. Mennenga, Robin Brown, Beth Walstrom, and Linda Burdette
Heidi A. Mennenga, Robin Brown, Beth Walstrom, and Linda Burdette co-authored chapter 12, "Using RNs in in Primary Care: Opportunities and Challenges for Rural Clinics."
This chapter explores the topic of using registered nurses (RNs) in primary care. Many primary care clinics, particularly in rural settings, are struggling with having an adequate number of healthcare providers. RNs provide a unique set of clinical and management skills, and when these skills are used to the fullest potential, the outcomes lead to better primary care teams and improved patient care. There are many benefits to utilizing RNs in the primary care setting, however, there are also several challenges that need to be overcome. The chapter discusses these opportunities and challenges along with implications for leaders and nurses in the practice setting and the academic environment to encourage the use of RNs in primary care.
Springer Publishing Company
Winters, Charlene A.; Mennenga, Heidi A.; Brown, Robin; Walstrom, Beth; and Burdette, Linda, "Rural Nursing: Concepts, Theory, and Practice, Sixth Edition" (2021). College of Nursing Faculty Books. 4.