Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Nurse Practitioners in Texas Call for Greater Independence

Yesterday, Kim Krisberg reported on that Texas nurse practitioners have made multiple legislative attempts to expand their scope of practice and treat the medically undeserved to no avail. Ms. Krisberg quoted Amanda Fredriksen, director of advocacy at AARP Texas, as stating, "We think that allowing advanced practice registered nurses to practice to the full extent of their training would help address that. We've got this whole cadre of health care professionals that we're not making the best use of".

The viewpoints expressed by Ms. Krisberg's article align with recommendations made by the IOM's Initiative on the Future of Nursing committee's report: "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health."

Click here to read the news article.

Click here to read all previous posts regarding the Intiative on the Future of Nursing.

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