Petition for President Obama to support removing restrictions on ANPs
Just in from TNP. There is a petition on White House.gov to encourage President Obama to support removing restrictions on advanced practice nursing.
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We petition the obama administration to:
Remove barriers that prevent advanced practice registered nurses from practicing to their full scope.
Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) have provided safe and effective care in the United States for over four decades. When the Affordable Care ACT (ACA) is fully implemented in 2014 over 27 million Americans will gain coverage under the law. APRNs currently have barriers to practice which include requirements for being supervised by or having a collaborative agreement with a physician, inability to admit patients into hospice or home health and restrictions on prescription of controlled drugs.There is currently a shortage of primary care physicians and the restriction to APRN practice limits patients access to care. Advanced practice registered nurses should be allowed to practice to their full scope of education and training.