Ken Miller , professor and associate dean for administration, nursing, spoke about the debate over expanding the authority of nurse practitioners on the March 26 edition of WAMU Radio's "Diane Rehm Show."

The Role Of Nurse Practitioners

From: The Diane Rehm Show Date: March 26, 2013 Host: Diane Rehm In 18 states, plus the District of Columbia, nurse practitioners are allowed to treat patients and prescribe medications without a doctor's involvement. Lawmakers in a number of other states are pushing for similar changes to so-called "scope of practice" laws that determine what nurse practitioners can do for patients.

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