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    Colorado Expands Patient Access to Care by Reducing Outdated Barriers to Nursing Care

    May 01, 2015

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed legislation that will improve Coloradans’ access to quality health care by updating the state’s rules governing nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).   The new law which enjoyed broad support from consumer, nursing and health care groups would allow APRNs to prescribe more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: Colorado National

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    Nurse Leaders Bring Knowledge of Clinical Care and Other Skills to Board Rooms

    Dec 22, 2014

    Kristy Reuss, PhD, RN, a board member at a community hospital in Colorado, immediately thought of how patient care could be adversely affected if a proposal put forth by senior management to close the rapid response team was implemented. The first and only nurse on the 16-member board, Reuss explained to her colleagues how rapid response teams quickly bring more

    Issues: Promoting Nursing Leadership Location: Colorado Idaho National Nebraska

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    Connecticut Passes Bill that Will Increase Consumers’ Access to Health Care

    May 13, 2014

    On May 8, 2014, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed Senate Bill 36 into law, expanding access to high-quality health care and increasing choice for residents of the state. Senate Bill 36 will remove barriers to full practice authority for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). The new law eliminates the collaborative practice agreement more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: Colorado National

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    Colorado Makes the Connection for Nurse Leadership

    Oct 09, 2013

    It’s a weeknight in a local Denver eatery, with the usual sounds of muted conversations, clinking glasses, and a faint hint of Muzak from the other room. In one part of the restaurant, though, it’s quiet. A small crowd listens with great interest to a speaker addressing why nurses make great leaders. Colorado’s Action Coalition, headed by Karren more

    Issues: Promoting Nursing Leadership Location: Colorado National