Improving Access
to Care

Nurses must be allowed to practice to the full extent of their education and training.

 

The Goal

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.

Impact

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.

Blog Posts related to: “Improving Access to Care”

  1. National Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for VA Allowing Veterans More Access to APRNs

    With just a few days to go before the close of a public comment period on whether the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) should allow veterans direct access to advanced practice registered more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care,   Locations: National,  

  2. Senate Bill Would Allow Nurses to Help Fight Opioid Deaths

    Nationally, opioid use is a public health threat. Now the ability for nurses to help fight the epidemic has been expanded. The Senate last week passed a bill that allows nurse practitioners to more

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  3. Funding Opportunities: Financing your nursing doctoral degree with scholarships, fellowships, and grants

    Mia Cajita, BSN, RN-BC, PhD(c), a doctoral Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, compiled a list of funding opportunities for nursing doctoral degree students for more

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  4. Access to Care: Politico Puts It Under the Microscope

    This month, leading thinkers and practitioners in health care have had public exchanges about many aspects of scope of practice laws, thanks to Politico, the online publication that focuses on more

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Progress

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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This map is a part of the Campaign for Action Dashboard, a series of charts and graphs that show goals by which the Campaign evaluates its efforts to implement recommendations in the Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing, Leading Change, Advancing Health.



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Resources related to: “Improving Access to Care”

  1. Lessons Learned: Gaining Full Practice Authority in Nebraska

    Jul 07, 2016

    In 2015, Nebraska became the 20th state to grant full practice authority to advanced practice registered nurses. Hear about that successful campaign from Kathy Hoebelheinrich, who will also provide tips on how other states can adopt aspects of the legislative strategy used more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care, Tools & Tips: Webinars, Location: National,

  2. NCSBN’s Consensus Model Implementation Status Map

    Jul 07, 2016

    This map from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing provides an overview of each state’s consensus model implementation status. more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care, Transforming Nursing Education, Tools & Tips: Dashboard Indicators, Location: National,