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North Texas Nurse Practitioners

VHA Full Practice Authority - Needs Your Help

Posted almost 4 years ago by Robert Metzger

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Please view the attachment which has the hyperlink from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners regarding the Veterans Hospital Association's recommendations for Full Practice Authority for APRNs.  Click on the hyperlink which will take you directly to the page from AANP to send letters to your US Senator and US Representative asking them to not sign the letter mentioned below. 

VHA APRN Scope of Practice Modernization Under Attack
Currently there is a Dear Colleague letter being circulated by Reps. Michael Grimm (R-NY) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) raising concerns regarding the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) guidelines to modernize its Nursing Handbook.  The VHA has proposed to modernize the handbook by allowing advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to be recognized as Full Practice Providers within the VHA system throughout the country.  The letter from Representatives Grimm and Kirkpatrick opposes this proposal and raises concerns regarding the care APRNs provide when practicing to the full extent of their education and training.  We urge each and every member to contact your Representative TODAY, and ask that they refrain from signing the Dear Colleague letter being circulated by Reps. Michael Grimm (R-NY) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ).