Improving Access
to Care

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

 

Goal and Impact

State laws and federal policies are among factors that keep nurses from contributing all they can to America’s health needs and wellness. 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 and health care needs.

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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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Progress

Since the Campaign began, nine 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 22 states and the District of Columbia, nurse practitioners are allowed to provide full care.

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Related Resources:

  1. Charting Nursing's Future: The Case for Removing Barriers to APRN Practice

    Mar 03, 2017

    Date: March 2017 Author(s): Fauteux N, Brand R, Fink JLW, Frelick M, and Werrlein D Editor(s):Ladden M, Hassmiller S, and Fauteux N In 2010 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which called for the removal of laws, more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care, Tools & Tips: Communications and marketing,

  2. State practice environment for nurse practitioners

    Mar 03, 2017

    Nurse practice laws and regulations are specific to each state. This interactive map from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) provides licensure and regulatory requirements, as well as practice environment details, for nurse practitioners in all 50 states and more

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

 

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