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Older patient talking with nurse in hospital
It has been 12 years since the Center to Champion Nursing in America began its mission to see that people—all people—have access to a nurse when and where they need it
Susan Reinhard speaks at an AARP forum in Washington, DC
The national conversation about the value of nurses needs to move beyond health care experts and policymakers to include consumers and businesses
Danielle Pendergrass
This month,  AARP The Magazine features Danielle Pendergrass, a nurse practitioner living in rural Price, Utah. Before Pendergrass opened her women's health clinic in Price, many women in the area went years without seeing a doctor. The 60-mile trip to the nearest obstetrician-gynecologist was simply too far for many. Since her clinic opened, Pendergrass' patient load has surged to 3,300 people.
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The June AARP Bulletin features four older adults who re-careered to nursing from vastly different professions-firefighter, monk, newspaper reporter and judge. All over the age of 50, each had successful careers and had found their niche.
Creating a larger, more highly skilled nursing workforce will improve access to higher-quality, more patient-centered, and more affordable care
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