Advanced Practice Nurses Improve Health Care for Nursing Home Residents, MU Study Finds – MU News Bureau

By Sheena Rice | August 23, 2017

The nation’s 65 and older population is projected to double in size by the year 2050, according to the U.S. Census. To improve health care for the nation’s aging population, researchers from the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri are studying how advanced practice nurses (APRNs) can improve nursing home care by serving as leaders of health care teams in nursing homes. Findings suggest that APRN-led health care teams reduce hospitalizations related to falls, dehydration and other health issues.