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Florida Nurse Practitioner Network

FNPN Making News Happen!

Posted over 8 years ago by Christopher Saslo

News media coverage with Associated Press, Local Newspaper groups and several local Radio Stations have picked up on our 15 year struggle to gain authority to have full prescriptive rights to care appropriately for patients who need this special class of medications! Why is Florida continuing to block NPs from providing the best care for our citizens? It's a CHANGE that needs to happen. Two Florida Legislative ordered studies have been done to date (1999 and 2008) that support our position. 48 other states have long since passed legislation, leaving Florida behind in creating solutions that enable all caring providers to fix our own health care problems!

3/2/09: FNPN Board Member & 1st VP for legislative affairs, Sue Lynch, ARNP made contact with the Associated Press and referred them to hear several NPs tell why CS authority is needed in Florida! "Florida nurses fight for prescription authority"

3/4/09: GAINSVILLE RADIO Quoting Dr. Cindy Parsons, FNPN Board Member! "Nurse Practitioners Fight to Write Prescriptions"

3/5/09: "Battle Resumes Over Writing Prescriptions" Doctors oppose allowing nurse practitioners to prescribe potentially addictive drugs.