Nurse Practitioners of New York

Petition to the White House to Remove barriers that prevent advanced practice registered nurses from practicing to their full scope. Thousands of signatures still needed!

Posted over 6 years ago by Juliette Blount

Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) have provided safe and  effective care in the United States for over four decades. When the Affordable Care ACT (ACA)  is fully implemented in 2014 over 30 million Americans will gain coverage under the law. APRNs currently have barriers to practice which include requirements for  being supervised by or having a collaborative agreement with a physician, inability to admit patients into hospice or home health and restrictions on prescription of controlled drugs.There is currently a shortage of  primary care physicians and the restriction to APRN practice limits patients access to care. Advanced practice registered nurses should be allowed to practice to their full scope of education and training.

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