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    VA One Step Closer to Allowing APRNs Full Practice Authority

    May 27, 2016

    Why can’t nurses be allowed to provide more care to veterans? That is what the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has asked for a while now. Back in January, the VA sent its proposal to the Office of Management and Budget. The VA’s big idea: to change regulations so that advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in VA facilities were authorized more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: National

  2. National

    Pennsylvania Senate to Hear Bill to Ease Scope Restrictions; Research Backs It Up

    May 27, 2016

    Pennsylvanians are a step closer to being able to receive primary care with fewer hurdles, thanks to a bill that went to the state Senate earlier this month that would end the requirement that nurse practitioners maintain written contracts with physicians to practice and prescribe medication. And research published at the same time underscores the more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: National Pennsylvania

  3. MTCAHN Presents 5th Annual Collaborative Summit!

    May 18, 2016

    The Montana Action Coalition, in the Montana Center to Advance Health Through Nursing, is busy preparing for our 5th Annual Collaborative Summit on Nursing Education & Practice. This highly anticipated event (June 6-7, in Helena) brings together nurses in all roles from across the state. Nurse educators, organizational nurse leaders, nursing program more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Transforming Nursing Education Location: Montana

  4. National

    AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins on ‘Why We Celebrate Nurses’

    May 06, 2016

    For a smooth-functioning, equitable health care system, “we’re going to need every nurse,” says AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins in her essay celebrating National Nurses Week. For everyone’s good, the nation needs more nurses and needs to make sure that they are partners in making decisions. Writes Jenkins, “This National Nurses Week, all of us at AARP more

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

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    National Nurses Week: A Time to Say Thank You

    May 05, 2016

    At 3.4 million strong, nurses are the largest group of health care providers in the U.S. Year after year, Gallup’s annual poll finds nurses rank as having the highest honesty and ethical standards of any profession. We interact with nurses every day—in our hospitals, 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

  6. West Virginia APRN Bill Signed Into Law

    Apr 04, 2016

    The Future of Nursing West Virginia is delighted to announce that after a nine year effort, HB 4334 passed both the WV House of Delegates (unanimously), WV Senate (one nay vote) and was signed into law by Governor Tomblin on March 27, 2016. This law removes the restrictive requirement for a collaborative agreement with a physician after three years of APRN more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: West Virginia

  7. National

    University of Maryland School of Nursing Awarded State Implementation Program Grant

    Mar 30, 2016

    The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) has been awarded a $150,000 State Implementation Program (SIP) grant through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. UMSON’s grant is in effect from November 2015 through January 2017. SIP grants were created to support the implementation othe Institute of Medicines recommendations outlined in its 2010 more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Increasing Diversity Transforming Nursing Education Location: Maryland National

  8. Florida, West Virginia Join Ranks of States Offering Improved Access to Care

    Mar 21, 2016

    As state legislative sessions wind down, Florida and West Virginia have joined the ranks of states where consumers will have better access to care after lawmakers expanded scope of practice laws for advanced practice registered nurses. The Washington Post’s Wonkblog takes a look at the trend toward greater practice authority for highly trained nurses, more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: Florida West Virginia