AACN’s Legislative Work on APRN Advocacy
AACN Supports Efforts to Recognize APRNs to their Full Scope in the VHA
Along with our Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) colleagues and the Nursing Community, AACN signed letters that supported the efforts of the Veterans Administration (VA) to recognize APRNs as Full Practice providers in the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Nursing Handbook.
- AACN Applauds VA Proposal that Supports APRN Practice and Veteran Access to Care - Press Release
- APRN Work Group Letter to Senate Finance Committee Working Group on Chronic Care Policy Options
- APRN Workgroup Letter to Secretary McDonald on Independent Assessment of Veterans Choice Act
- APRN Workgroup Letter to House Veterans Affairs Committee on Independent Assessment of Veterans Choice Act
- APRN Groups Applaud Independent Assessment Recommendation Calling for APRN Full Practice Authority
- AACN's Letter of Support to Secretary McDonald
- AACN’s Letter of Support to Secretary Shinseki
- The Nursing Community’s Letter to Secretary Shinseki
- The APRN Workgroup’s Letter to Secretary Shinseki
- Senate Dear Colleague Letter to VA Secretary McDonald
AACN’s Regulatory Work on APRN Advocacy
AACN Submits Comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
The FTC recently hosted a public workshop, Examining Health Care Competition, and invited public comment on the subjects discussed. AACN responded to this call for public input and submitted comments on the professional regulation of healthcare providers. The comments commended the FTC for its work to protect the public through critical analysis of barriers to fair trade healthcare practices and to facilitate discussion on these issues through the workshop and public comment period. AACN supports the removal of barriers which prevent advanced practice registered nurses from practicing to the full extent of their education and training and limit competition in the healthcare arena.
APRN Evidence & Research
FTC Staff Submit Comments to West Virginia Senate to Consider the Competitive Impact of Legislation Affecting Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted written comments on the competitive impact of a legislative proposal to modify the supervision requirements imposed on APRNs in West Virginia, permitting some APRNs, under limited conditions, to write prescriptions without a formal agreement with a particular supervising physician.
The Federal Trade Commission Issues Recommendations on State Scope of Practice Legislation
Over the last three years, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has provided recommendations concerning state scope of practice legislation. Each time the FTC has offered comments, they support APRNs to practice to the full extent of their education and training. They recognize that the care provided by APRNs is safe, cost-effective and is essential for access to care.
March 11, 2014
Policy Perspectives: Competition and the Regulation of Advanced Practice Nurses
Federal Trade Commission
Reports and Articles on Promoting APRN Practice
Review the most current literature that supports APRN practice. Nationally recognized associations, respected news leaders, noted researchers, and evidenced based policy organizations weigh in.