Future of Nursing 2030 Draft Action Plans:
 

Improving Access
to Care

Nurses must be allowed to practice to the full extent of their education and training.

 

State laws and federal policies are among factors that keep nurses from contributing all they can to America’s health needs and wellness. The Campaign for Action is pushing for changes that would allow nurses to practice to the full extent of their education and training. Lifting restrictions means that more Americans will have better access to high-quality, affordable health care when and where they need it, including in rural and other underserved areas of the country. Prioritizing access for all is essential to achieving health equity.

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Since the Campaign began, 11 states have increased consumers’ access to care by removing legal barriers that prevented nurse practitioners from providing care to the full extent of their education and training, and many other states have made incremental improvements. In 24 states and the District of Columbia, nurse practitioners are allowed to provide full care.

 

This graph is a part of the Campaign for Action Dashboard, a series of charts and graphs that show goals by which the Campaign evaluates its efforts to implement recommendations in the Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing, Leading Change, Advancing Health.

  • State practice environment for nurse practitioners
  • State practice environment for certified nurse-midwives
  • NCSBN’s Consensus Model implementation status map
  • Number of nurse-led clinics in the United States
  • Percentage of U.S. Nurse-Led Clinics in Medically Underserved Areas

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  1. Update: More States Improved Patients’ Access to Nurses in 2021

    Lifting restrictions on the care nurses can provide gives more Americans better access to more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care,  

  2. Giving Thanks

    The weeks before and after Thanksgiving are usually filled with grace and gratefulness. And so more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care,  

  3. Delaware Becomes 24th State to Recognize Full Practice Authority for APRNs

    Delaware’s nearly 1 million residents now have improved access to primary health care from more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care,   Locations: Delaware,  

  4. Survey Finds Barriers to APRN Practice Continued During COVID-19

    In 2020, many states temporarily lifted selected practice barriers for advanced practice more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities,   Improving Access to Care,  


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Improving Access to Care

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  1. Improving Access to Care: What You Need to Know

    Nov 11, 2021

    The Campaign for Action works to bring better care and wellness to more Americans by changing laws and policies that prohibit nurses from practicing to the full extent of their education and training. Below are facts you can use to educate others about our efforts. The four more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care, Tools & Tips: Advocacy, Location: National,

  2. Pathways to Promote Academic Success for American Indian/Alaska Native Nursing Students: A Mentoring Curriculum for Nursing Faculty

    Oct 10, 2021

    The purpose of this resource is to guide faculty on culturally responsive approaches for engaging and mentoring of American Indian /Alaskan Native students, as well as to offer teaching and learning strategies for faculty to use with students. The objectives of the American more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities, Improving Access to Care, Improving Health Equity, Increasing Diversity in Nursing, Promoting Nursing Leadership, Transforming Nursing Education, Tools & Tips: Mentoring,

 

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