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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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
Months after the Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill allowing nurses to provide health care to the full extent of their education and training, Antonia Villarruel, PhD, FAAN, dean of the University of more
In Nebraska between 2011 and 2013, legislators considered a staggering 1,795 bills related to scope of practice for all health professions. Of those, 349 were enacted. Now three researchers who are 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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Sep 09, 2016
Not only is it good for Americans’ health when advanced practice registered nurses can practice to the full extent of their education and training, but the economics also make sense. Below are links to national and state studies that provide estimates of the economic more
Aug 08, 2016
This two-page document describes noteworthy successes in advancing health and health care through nursing, and can be used as a handout at meetings or events. Please note that this document is updated regularly to reflect the latest progress and accomplishments, so be sure to more
Issues: Building Healthier Communities, Improving Access to Care, Increasing Diversity, Promoting Nursing Leadership, Transforming Nursing Education, Tools & Tips: Communications and marketing, Milestones, Organizational excellence, Location: National,