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'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
Media Promoting the Impact of APRNs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if we can be of assistance.
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.
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.
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
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.