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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

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    Good Health Knows No Boundaries (or Shouldn’t)

    Nov 17, 2016

    Just as a driver’s license allows people to cruise state to state without having to pass other driving tests, the nursing profession has long had the Nurse Licensure Compact. However, that agreement among 25 states to let nurses use a multistate license to provide care across more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: National

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    Celebrating America’s Nurse Practitioners

    Nov 15, 2016

    The American Association of Nurse Practitioners writes: “National Nurse Practitioner Week is held annually to celebrate these exceptional health care providers and to remind lawmakers of the importance of removing outdated barriers to practice so that NPs will be allowed to more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Promoting Nursing Leadership Location: National

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    Report Recommends Ways for Nurses to Prepare for Greater Roles in Primary Care

    Oct 25, 2016

    Yasmine R. Legendre, MPA, is program associate of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. Because registered nurses make up the largest portion of the health care workforce in a nation with growing health needs, this year’s Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation conference focused on the topic more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: National

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    Telehealth Expands Care for Those in Vulnerable Communities

    Oct 19, 2016

    It may be the wave of the future: A nurse-managed clinic in Los Angeles that uses telehealth to increase consumers’ access to care is expanding its services to connect people who don’t live nearby with nurse practitioners who can provide the care they need. Thanks to a more

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

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    AARP: Veterans Win When VA Approves Proposal

    Oct 12, 2016

    “Getting health care when and where it is needed has been our country’s main problem in giving veterans the excellent care they deserve,” writes Catherine A. Georges, PhD, in an opinion piece in today’s STAT. Georges, an AARP board member, addresses the Veterans Affairs more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: National

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    Charting Nursing’s Future: A Valuable Resource

    Oct 06, 2016

    Charting Nursing’s Future has been providing information on key policy issues for the past 10 years, and highlights the important role nurses play in building a Culture of Health. In its September 2016 issue, the American Journal of Nursing praised Charting Nursing’s more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities Collecting Workforce Data Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration Improving Access to Care Increasing Diversity Promoting Nursing Leadership Transforming Nursing Education Location: National