Primary care shortage raises profile of nurses with advanced degrees

Health Lorna Benson · ·
Nurse practitioner Alison Romstad listens to Ione Erickson's heart. The 83-year-old accidentally took the wrong pills and had to be hospitalized briefly. Romstad says her goal is to reduce hospitalizations in her geriatric patients. She says it helps to visit their homes where she can see how they're living.