Local nurse practitioners among first granted full practice authority

By , Daily Memphian Published: January 08, 2023 4:00 AM CT

Arkansas is the first state in the Southeast to allow qualified nurse practitioners practice independently, increasing access to health care in rural areas and alleviating pressure on Memphis area hospitals and clinics, which take in overflow. 


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Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki has spent the better part of two decades writing about Memphis. A former digital journalist for WMC Action News 5 and staff reporter for Memphis Daily News, her work has also appeared in The Commercial Appeal, High Ground News, I Love Memphis, Inside Memphis Business, The Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent, Memphis Magazine and Tri-State Defender. 


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