Nurse Practitioners Policy Resources
Nurse practitioners are one solution for addressing physician shortages. Their authority to treat patients is regulated through state scope of practice acts, state medical and nursing board regulations, professional licensing, and other laws. These laws vary greatly among states.
Learn more about evidence related to nurse practitioner policies from CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention’s (DHDSP) Applied Research and Translation (ART) team.
Related Nurse Practitioner Resources
Find related policy resources from CDC and other organizations.
- Community Guide: Cardiovascular Disease: Team-Based Care to Improve Blood Pressure Control
- CDC Nurse Practitioner Resources
Resources from Other Organizations