Media Promoting the Impact of APRNs
American Association of Nurse Practitioners: NP Public Awareness Campaign
MSNBC: Millions are about to get health insurance. Will they get care?
Consumer Reports: The Nurse Practitioner Will See You Now
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 Licensed Independent Practitioners in the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Nursing Handbook.
- AACN’s Letter of Support to Secretary Shinseki
- The APRN Workgroup’s Letter to Secretary Shinseki
- The Nursing Community’s Letter to Secretary Shinseki
AACN Advocating for State Scope of Practice
AACN is committed to supporting our state delegations with legislation that will impact the ability of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to provide care to the full extent of their education and training. Please contact AACN’s Director of Government Affairs, Dr. Suzanne Miyamoto, at email@example.com if we can be of assistance.
AACN's Massachusetts Support
AACN’s Michigan Support
AACN’s Nebraska Support
AACN's Tennessee Support
Congressional Proposals and Legislation that Impact APRNs
The 113th Congress is currently working on proposals and introducing legislation that will impact APRN practice. Review AACN’s position on these Congressional solutions.
AACN independently and with our coalition partners respond to proposed rules that impact APRNs at the federal level. These may address barriers to practice and parity with other providers.
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.
Review the most current literature that supports APRN practice. Nationally recognized associations, respected news leaders, noted researchers, and evidenced based policy organizations weigh in.
Links to other organizations representing APRNs.