APRN Full Practice Authority Legislation Update
For full information regarding the 2016 APRN Full Practice Authority Initiative, please visit the Top Issues Page.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has just announced that it's considering a new rule that could grant direct access to APRNs working within the VA health system.
That means our veterans could get access to more providers, faster, without having to jump through hoops. It's past time for the VA to let APRNs do the jobs they're trained, qualified, and ready for.
Tell the VA that you want direct access APRNs to serve to the full extent of their education and training. Click here to submit an official comment on their proposed rule so they know APRNs and all nurses are ready for this change.
The health care needs for our country's veterans are urgent, and growing. The VA's new proposal would help close the gap between the care we can provide, and the care these heroes deserve. APRNs serving throughout the VA system will finally be allowed to do what they have trained to do – provide timely, efficient care for every patient that they treat.
The VA is only accepting public comments for a short time – and they need to know that you support lifting barriers that prevent APRNs from practicing to their full scope.
So take a moment to tell the VA why they're doing the right thing. We've started a template comment for you – please complete your information, customize your comment, and send your letter to the VA today.
If you believe that APRNs can and should provide the very best care possible to our country's veterans,
Submit your public comment and make sure the VA knows where nurses stand.
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