Assistant Professor Tom Bush recently wrote an opinion-editorial piece about the importance of nurse practitioners and the role they play in the healthcare system. The Herald Sun published the op-ed in the Dec. 19, 2009, edition.
In the op-ed, Bush discusses the imminent changes to the current
The Herald Sun recently published an opinion-editorial written by School of Nursing Assistant Professor Tom Bush.
healthcare system, the expected influx of newly insured patients and the existing shortage of primary care physicians. He points out that nurse practitioners are qualified and experienced healthcare providers who are ready and prepared to provide needed preventive services to new patients who desire care.
In addition to being on faculty at the School of Nursing, Bush serves as the chair of the North Carolina Nurses Association Council of Nurse Practitioners.