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In recent years, AACN has supported various issues relating to nursing scope of practice and education at the state level. This page is updated as legislation is supported.

State Profiles of Nursing Education and Research Funding


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 Policy, Dr. Colleen Leners, at if we can be of assistance.

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.

New Regulation on State Authorization for Distance Education Programs

AACN Endorses the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Multistate Compact Model

AACN supports this national model of license recognition and its implications for nursing education and practice across state lines

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