State laws and federal policies are among factors that keep nurses from contributing all that they can to America and its health needs. The Campaign for Action is pushing for changes that would allow nurses to practice to the full extent of their education and training, so we have a workforce necessary to meet the country’s health care needs.
When more nurses are allowed to practice to the full extent of their education and training, more Americans will have better access to high-quality, affordable health care, including in rural and other underserved areas of the country.
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It may be the wave of the future: A nurse-managed clinic in Los Angeles that uses telehealth to increase consumers’ access to care is expanding its services to connect people who don’t live more
It sounds like something out of a science fiction novel—robots humming around hospitals supporting nurses by delivering medication, retrieving medical records, helping patients out of bed and more
Right now, America has a knowledge shortage, not a nursing shortage, says nursing expert and health care economist Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN. In an interview with Hospitals & Health Networks, more
Since the Campaign began, eight states have increased consumers’ access to care by removing legal barriers that prevented nurse practitioners from providing care to the full extent of their education and training. In 21 states and the District of Columbia, nurse practitioners are allowed to provide full care.
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Oct 10, 2016
The Illinois HealthCare Action Coalition compiled one-pagers, brochures, and fliers about nurses and the role they play in improving health care. The pieces can be used separately or together, depending on the audience, to educate legislators, other health care providers, and more
Oct 10, 2016
The Illinois HealthCare Action Coalition developed its “Advanced Practice Nursing Workforce Survey” to capture data on the demographics, education, geographical distribution, job activities, and practice focuses of advanced practice registered nurses in the state. more