Nurse-Led Care

Image of nurse leaderNurse-managed health clinics are health care clinics that are run by nurses. This is nurse-led care, and these nurses often hold advanced practice degrees as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives, and public health nurses.

Nurse-managed health clinics often focus on underserved communities and partner with their community to provide quality and affordable health care. Many nurse-managed health clinics are located in places that have traditionally lacked access to quality health care, including public housing, urban and rural communities, Native American reservations, homeless shelters, older adult centers, elementary schools, storefronts, and places of worship.

Nurse-Led Care Facts

 States with Full Practice Authority 
 Americans trust nurses* 
NPs are certified in primary care** 


How NNCC Supports Nurse-Led Care

Resources: We offer a wide variety of educational opportunities including webinars, reports, and in-person training. This training helps nurse leaders build their practice, make it sustainable, and improve the quality of care.

Policy: We advocate for nurse-led care, including full practice authority for advanced practice nurses and nursing workforce development funding. We fight in Washington DC and in state legislatures on your behalf.

Membership: Members have access to more resources and discounted educational opportunities. Members also receive discounted rates to our Annual Conference, and gain access to NNCC’s nurse-led care network.

Public Health Programs: Programs like the Nurse-Family Partnership and Mabel Morris Family Home Visit Program are public health nursing in action. We build and manage public health programs in Philadelphia (our headquarters) to serve as national models for public health and nursing.


*2018 Gallup Poll
**2018 AANP National Nurse Practitioner Sample Survey