AUSTIN - Employers will have an easier time finding nurse practitioners with the new AANP JobCenter.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners, based in Austin, has launched AANP JobCenter, an online career center to help link nurse practitioners with potential employers and others seeking their services.
The AANP JobCenter is located at jobcenter.aanp.org and is available for AANP members and nonmembers.
Nurse practitioners are becoming a highly sought-after component of the health care workforce as the pool of primary care physicians entering the workforce continues to shrink.
Both the University of Texas and Austin Community College have taken steps to enhance their programs for advanced degrees in nursing in recent months.
"AANP looks forward to bringing NPs and employers together with a one stop connection to the best career choices possible," David Hebert, CEO of American Association of Nurse Practitioners, said in a statement announcing the job center.
"With a rise in the number of people with health insurance and the need for more providers to take care of these patients, there has never been a better time to be an NP."