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News & Articles > Advances in Family Practice Nursing provides nurse practitioners with an in-depth look at clinical advancements in the primary care of patients across all practice settings

Philadelphia, May 14, 2019Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced the launch of a new annual Continuity series titled Advances in Family Practice Nursing, offering clinical review articles that bring the best current practice from nursing leaders in women’s health, pediatrics, and adult/gerontology.

Advances in Family Practice Nursing is the newest addition to the Elsevier Advances family. It continues the tradition of publishing original articles on current advances and breakthroughs within a specialty.

Advances in Family Practice Nursing provides nurse practitioners with an in-depth look at clinical advancements in the primary care of patients across all practice settings and facilitates learning to continuously and comprehensively keep pace with the growing need to provide primary care,” said Kerry Holland, Senior Clinics Editor, Continuity, Elsevier.

The editorial scope is guided by Editor Geri C. Reeves, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, and Associate Editors Sharon L. Holley, DNP, CNM, FACNM, Linda J. Keilman, DNP, GNP-BC, FAANP, and Imelda Reyes, DNP, MPH, APRN, CPNP-PC, FNP-BC, FAANP. They collaborated to bring together the leading experts to discuss important topics affecting family practice nurse practitioners (NPs), such as hypertension management, latest advances in treating adult depression, safe medications for pregnant women, updates in family planning, and immunization updates for adults and children. Updates in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Bright Future Guidelines is also reviewed.

Nurse practitioners are the most significant and rapidly expanding segment of non-physician primary care providers. NPs who provide primary care increased to 123,316 in 2016, a long way from the 59,442 number in 2010. Studies have forecast a shortage of primary care physicians until 2025. As NPs fill the gaps in providing primary care, quick access to relevant, evidence-based clinical information is critical.

“Clinical content in primary care is diverse and changes quickly. Advances in Family Practice Nursing provides current, evidence-based, and relevant clinical information on primary care topics across the lifespan,” said Geri Reeves, the editor. “It will quickly become a go-to resource for clinical information on a variety of common topics and health conditions seen in primary care.”

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