Issue   Improving Access to Care

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  1. National

    South Carolina, Maryland Pass Laws Increasing People’s Access to Nurse-Provided Care

    May 29, 2018

    South Carolina and Maryland are the latest states to pass laws increasing people’s access to the high-quality care provided by advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Earlier this month, Gov. Henry McMaster signed S.345 into law, easing consumer access to nurse more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: Maryland National South Carolina

  2. Multistate Licenses Help Military-Spouse and Other Nurses Begin Working Right Away

    May 14, 2018

    When Yumuriel Whitaker’s husband was transferred to Georgia from the Florida naval base where he was stationed, Whitaker applied for a Georgia nursing license in order to work legally in the state. The process, she says, was “tedious, challenging, and confusing.” She had to pay $60. Submit passport photos. Fill out paperwork. And wait. more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities Improving Access to Care

  3. Many States, One License: The Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact Is Now Live

    May 14, 2018

    As the 21st century has progressed, it’s become increasingly apparent that allowing geographical boundaries to limit health care professionals’ reach is not good for consumers or the people providing care. The average American now moves approximately 11 times in a lifetime; the days of settling and staying in one place are all but gone. more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities Improving Access to Care Promoting Nursing Leadership

  4. Alabama Governor Signs Bill Easing Nurse Restrictions

    Apr 06, 2018

    The state of Alabama has new legislation that should save consumers time and money by easing restrictions on nurses. Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law a bill on March 28 that will mean Alabamians do not have to wait for a physician to sign documents they need, including more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: Alabama

  5. Three Legislative Obstacles to Care States Seek to Topple in 2018

    Mar 27, 2018

    Restrictions on nurses are restrictions on consumers. Consider the Florida family whose beloved relative died at home after a long struggle with cardiac disease. The grieving family soon found out that the trusted nurse practitioner who had provided care for the man more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities Improving Access to Care

  6. National

    Facing Growing Pressure, States Are Tackling Outdated Nurse Practitioner Laws

    Feb 19, 2018

    With a looming physician shortage and a dearth of health care providers in rural areas, states are increasingly turning to nurse practitioners, a type of advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), to meet the demand for health care. But in many states, outdated laws prohibit more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: National

  7. National

    New Video Highlights Role of Nurse Practitioners in Rural West Virginia

    Feb 15, 2018

    A new video highlights the important role nurse practitioners are playing in delivering primary care in rural West Virginia. Bolstered by the passage of a 2016 law that was supported by AARP and others, the Mountain State now permits nurse practitioners to perform all the more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: National West Virginia

  8. How Nurses Can Help Create Age-Friendly Communities

    Feb 12, 2018

    ”The AARP Network of age-friendly communities is an affiliate of the world health organization’s global network of age-friendly cities and communities, an international effort launched in 2006 to help cities prepare for their own and the world’s growing population of older adults and the parallel trend of urbanization.” -AARP Nurses can help create more

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

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