Why Are Nurse Practitioners Important to Your Staffing Mix?

Managing physician shortages with nurse practitioners.

Impact Nurse Practitioners Advanced

The number of licensed nurse practitioners has more than doubled since 2007, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that number to grow 36 percent by 2026.

The shortage of primary care physicians and other specialists fuels this growth. Across the country, nurse practitioners are providing healthcare in communities that may otherwise go without. Nurse practitioners successfully:

  • Support your retention plan and combat physician burnout.
  • Help you grow patient visits and market share.
  • Reduce in-clinic wait times.
  • Fill gaps in your staffing mix.
  • Provide quality care for your patients.
Why are nurse practitioners important members of your facility’s staffing mix? 

Employing nurse practitioners can help your organization become more efficient. Your hospital could add approximately $203,000 in additional revenue next year by using just one locums nurse practitioner for two weeks.

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

See how NPs can provide expert care to your patients.

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Once you and our client agree to move forward with your assignment, our privileging team will assist you and the client in gathering information required by the healthcare facility to grant clinical privileges.


We contact the facility’s Medical Service Office (MSO) for their application and requirements.


We will assist you by pre-populating the facility’s application and sending to the MSO.


We will assist the board by following up on requested items.


MSO will grant privileges based on your training and experience, and you will be able to start your assignment.

Maggie Youmans

Senior Vice President, Sales

As Senior Vice President, Maggie oversees several key specialty divisions and adjacent teams. With a demonstrated history of leading teams and developing individuals across the organization, she is dedicated to inspiring, challenging and empowering associates to achieve their personal and professional goals. 

Maggie earned degrees in marketing and management focused on consumer economics from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business. She enjoys traveling with her husband to visit different bed and breakfasts. Together, they have been able to see the beauty within their own backyard and across the country.

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Anne Anderson

Executive Vice President

"I'm passionate about the locum tenens industry - we make a real difference in the lives of both our heroic healthcare providers and the patients they treat."

Anne has been at the forefront of the evolution of locum tenens for more than 35 years. She’s a respected leader with expertise in corporate operations, risk management, credentialing, and travel services. Before joining Jackson + Coker, she served as Executive Vice President at Medical Doctor Associates, part of Cross Country Healthcare. 

An ardent industry advocate, Anne served several years on the Board of the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO), including two years as president. 

Anne received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Spring Hill College. She is also a PADI open water diver and enjoys scuba diving. 

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