Tuesday, January 11, 2011

2011 Brings to Forefront Florida Nursing’s Legislative Issues

Continuing on the theme from yesterday's post, yet another nursing organization has released their legislative priorities for the coming year. Karin Lillis, of nurse.com, described how the Florida Nurses Association has set three legislative priorities: establishing safe staffing levels, helping fund the Florida Center for Nursing and allowing ARNPs to prescribe controlled substances.

Two of these priorities can also be found in the recommendations made by the Initiative on the Future of Nursing committee's report: "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.

Click here to read more about the Florida Nurses Association's legislative priorities for 2011.

Click here to read a blogpost from early December describing how expanding ARNPs scope of practice can save Florida $1 billion.

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