Nurse Practitioners (NPs) play an important role in expanding the supply of primary care workforce and access to primary health care. As the NP workforce continues to grow and evolve, focus on burnout prevention and workplace satisfaction is imperative to continue to recruit and retain health center providers. The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) and the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) conducted focus groups with NPs and health center administrators to better understand the expanding and evolving role of NPs at health centers, the drivers of burnout, and factors that contribute to provider satisfaction. This paper describes these findings and offers additional insight gained from peer-reviewed literature.
ACU and NNCC produced a webinar series on this topic in 2021. Please click here to access the archived series and learn more.