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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

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    Ohioans To Gain More Access to Healthcare

    Jan 10, 2017

    Ohioans will soon have more options when it comes to finding healthcare. Gov. John Kasich on Jan. 4 signed a bill that brings Ohio into closer alignment with the APRN Consensus Model, which defines the practice of advanced practice registered nurses. As a result, APRNs in Ohio more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: Ohio

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    Michigan Updates Law, Improves Health Care Options

    Jan 09, 2017

    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill that will increase the number of health care providers residents of that state can turn to. The new law expands some nurses’ rights to practice and prescribe. That means that advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: Michigan

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    Federal Register Publishes VA Ruling on Nurses

    Dec 15, 2016

    It’s official: The Federal Register has published the December 13 ruling by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs giving more nurses more authority to provide care in VA facilities. In those facilities, certified nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: National

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    Nurse Practitioner Sees Progress in Removing Barriers to Care

    Dec 01, 2016

    This is the fifth in a series of posts about the top issues facing nursing today as covered in The Power of Ten: A Conversational Approach to Tackling the Top Ten Priorities in Nursing. Nurse practitioners have made tremendous progress in “earning the right to take full more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: National