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    With New Law, South Dakota Ushers in Era of Better Health Care

    Feb 23, 2017

    South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has made it official: the bill sent to him that eases restrictions on nurse practitioners and certified nurse-midwives is now law. That means 22 states and the District of Columbia have updated their laws to give residents more options more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: South Dakota

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    New Law Soon to Provide South Dakotans Better Health Care Options

    Feb 16, 2017

    South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is expected to soon sign a bill that will give residents of the state more options when it comes to their health care. Since 1979, nurse practitioners and certified nurse-midwives have been allowed to practice only with a collaborative more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: South Dakota

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    Lights, Camera, Action! The Inside Scoop Highlights Work of AARP’s Nursing Center

    Feb 10, 2017

    The Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA) and a couple of its staff members were highlighted this week on Inside Scoop, a cable program on Fairfax (VA) Public Access that will also air on 500 stations nationwide. CCNA is an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP and the more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: National

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    WV Faith Community Nurse Project Launches

    Feb 09, 2017

    Angie, Gray, our RWJF Public Health Nurse Leader and her project team are creating resources to support improving the culture of health in WV through Faith Community Nurses. Resources include a Toolkit and Network to expand opportunities for nurses to connect with information and more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: West Virginia

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    Columnist: “One Small Step” Would Be Big Leap for Health Care

    Feb 09, 2017

    A. Barton Hinkle, senior editorial writer and a columnist at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, lives in a state in which, as he writes, nurses “are forbidden to practice medicine independently.” His column headlined “One Small Step to Improve Health Care” is heavy on facts more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: Virginia

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    Nurse Practitioners Make Most of Nation’s House Calls

    Feb 06, 2017

    A growing number of nurse practitioners is answering the growing need for house calls. The number of nurse practitioners making house calls to older adults topped the number of physicians providing such care, says a study that also notes that state regulations make it more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: National

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    “Give Texas Nurses Full Authority to Heal”

    Jan 31, 2017

    “Texas is overwhelmingly rural,” writes the director of AARP Texas; it ranks 41st in the nation for the number of physicians per 100,000 people. So why aren’t nurses allowed to provide all the care they’ve been trained to provide? In the online paid piece on TribTalk, more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: Texas

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    Two Midwest States Now Have More Access to Care

    Jan 12, 2017

    Michigan and Ohio residents will have more options for finding healthcare in 2017 and beyond after  both states recently modernized practice laws for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). On Monday, January 9, Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan signed the bill allowing more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities Improving Access to Care Location: Michigan Ohio