Clients Served and Services Provided by Academic Nurse-Managed Centers

Violet H. Barkauskas, Patricia Schafer, Juliann G. Sebastian, Joanne M. Pohl, Ramona Benkert, Jean Nagelkerk, Marcia Stanhope, Susan C. Vonderheid, Clare L. Tanner

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Currently, no national database for academic nurse-managed centers (ANMCs) exists. These primary care services remain somewhat invisible in the policy and reimbursement areas of the American primary care system and, consequently, are undersupported. The purpose of this article is to describe client and service data from a national study of ANMCs. A cross-sectional survey design was used to collect data from ANMC directors. Usable data were received from 64 centers. ANMCs in the sample were relatively small in terms of patients and volume. Client and service profiles demonstrated variation, which seemed to be reflective of needs relative to populations and communities served. Nearly half of the ANMCs responding served clients of all ages, with services representing the breadth of primary care (i.e., health maintenance and management of minor acute and common chronic illnesses). Evidence of community-focused care was also noted. The reported use of standardized nursing language was low. Standardized medical taxonomies were more commonly used, with International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision being the most common. ANMCs provide a small but substantial amount of primary care services in communities served. Findings indicated a need for ANMCs to improve the documentation of their contributions through the use of standardized taxonomies to provide aggregated reporting for policy and research purposes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-338
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Professional Nursing
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Advanced practice nurses
  • Nurse-managed centers
  • Primary health care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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