Hiring a nurse practitioner: What's in it for the physician?Sustaita, Amanda BSN, RN; Zeigler, Vicki L. PhD, RN; Brogan, Maureen M. MS, RN, WHNP-BC, FNP-BCThe Nurse Practitioner: November 10th, 2013 - Volume 38 - Issue 11 - p 41–45 doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000435783.63014.1c Feature: SCOPE OF PRACTICE Abstract Author Information Abstract: A solution to the increased demand for primary care providers is to hire a nurse practitioner (NP). Hiring an NP in a primary care practice has numerous advantages for physicians. This article will discuss those advantages and clarify perceived disadvantages to hiring an NP in the primary care setting. Amanda Sustaita is an RN at the Medical Center of Lewisville, Lewisville, Tex. Vicki L. Zeigler is an Assistant Professor at the Texas Woman's University College of Nursing, Denton, Tex. Maureen M. Brogan is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Texas Woman's University, Denton, Tex. The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article. Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.