Petition to Remove Barriers for APRNs to Practice to their Full Scope
- I wanted to bring to your attention a petition on the White House website asking the Obama administration to remove barriers that prevent APRNs from practicing to their full scope. One hundred thousand signatures are needed by April 22, 2013 to ensure a response from the White House. So far, there are less than 1900 signatures.
- Please take a moment out of your busy schedule to consider adding your signature to the petition
Peggy Jackson, FNP-BC, NP-C Fl Gulf Coast GAPNA
This is the petition. It is easier to read on the web site.
we petition the obama administration to:
Remove barriers that prevent advanced practice registered nurses from practicing to their full scope.
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.
Created: Mar 23, 2013