Improving Access
to Care

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

 

Goal and Impact

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.

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Progress

Since the Campaign began, nine 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. In 22 states and the District of Columbia, nurse practitioners are allowed to provide full care.

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Related Resources:

  1. Idaho is Gathering Place for Final of Three Workshops

    Jun 06, 2017

    On June 28-29, Boise, Idaho, will host the third of three meetings of Campaign Action Coalitions. “Building on the Campaign for Action Pillars to Create a Healthier America” will focus on how implementing the Institute of Medicine recommendations is contributing to more

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

  2. State practice environment for certified nurse-midwives

    Apr 04, 2017

    Nurse practice laws and regulations are specific to each state. This map from the American College of Nurse-Midwives shows the practice environment for certified nurse-midwives in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Download PDF These data expand on more

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

 

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