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    Research Paper Lists Strategies Behind Nebraska’s Success in Changing Laws

    Aug 25, 2016

    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 friends and allies of the Nebraska Action Coalition have produced a paper that analyzes the way decisions were made by various parties in the pitching, reviewing, and recommending more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: National

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    What You Can Do While VA Considers the APRN Proposal

    Aug 17, 2016

    Back in June, David Shulkin, MD, the top Veterans Health Administration official, told a reporter,  “I’m not aware that we’ve received anything like this before.” He was referring to the 10,000 comments that arrived very soon after the Department of Veterans Affairs more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: National

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    Equity the Underlying Factor in Tennessee Webinars

    Aug 09, 2016

    Standards of Practice for Culturally Competent Nursing Care—there are 12 standards in all—were developed five years ago with an eye on global health, but many of its concepts match those embraced by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. For example, like these more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities Improving Access to Care Location: Tennessee

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    Michigan Nursing Summit Convenes Hundreds to Discuss Creating a Culture of Health

    Jul 27, 2016

    The Michigan Center for Nursing, a program of the Michigan Health Council (MHC), will be hosting the annual Michigan Nursing Summit on September 29-30 at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Mich.  Last year, about 200 nurses, nursing educators, nursing students, more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration Improving Access to Care Increasing Diversity Transforming Nursing Education Location: Michigan

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

    Jul 21, 2016

    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 nurses, a new national survey shows that a vast majority of Americans agree that it more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: National

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    Senate Bill Would Allow Nurses to Help Fight Opioid Deaths

    Jul 19, 2016

    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 prescribe buprenorphine, a drug that lessens addiction cravings. In passing the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, lawmakers acknowledged that drug addiction is a health more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: National

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

    Jul 07, 2016

    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 the Academic Transformation Committee as part of the 2015-2016 goals. This compilation booklet may be accessed by clicking here – Funding available for doctoral more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Promoting Nursing Leadership Transforming Nursing Education Location: Maryland

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    Access to Care: Politico Puts It Under the Microscope

    Jun 24, 2016

    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 politics and government. The issue has grown even more important, says Politico, as the Affordable Care Act has allowed more Americans greater health care coverage. Of course, this is more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: National