Did You Know ?
Did You Know?
As an American but also as a unified group made up of APRNs, a colleague sent me her ideas of her creation of allowing our national representatives hear our voices through "We the People", a new feature on WhiteHouse.gov. In seeking our President to respond to a certain issue related to healthcare, this resource instrument could facilitate our voices much louder by obtaining 100,000 signatures. Once obtained and submitted, the White House will review it and respond!
"We the People" allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama Administration to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.
One of our APRN colleagues from GAPNA has provided me with this information that she is seeking assistance on.
Here's some more information about her petition:
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 27 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.