Advocacy Month Continues
WELCOME TO WEEK 2 OF THE FLORIDA COALITION OF ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES ADVOCACY MONTH
WELCOME TO WEEK 2 OF THE FLORIDA COALITION OF ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES VIRTUAL ADVOCACY MONTH.
This week we are asking you to reach out to your Florida Legislators and educate them regarding the proven safety and efficacy of advanced practice nurses. We want to ensure that Florida legislators understand that Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) provides comprehensive health care services with a proven history of safety and outcomes comparable to our physician colleagues.
By emailing your legislator we can educate them about APRNs and demonstrate our support for removing costly and unnecessary restrictions on APRN practice. We have provided a template that you can use to reach out to your Senator and Representative, or you can craft your own message. We have also provided a link to help you find out who your legislators are.
So please click on the link below and take a moment to share your thoughts with your Florida State Legislators. The more people they hear from the more likely they will understand the contribution APRNs make to healthcare in our state!:
REFERENCE LIST TO HELP YOU MAKE YOUR ARGUMENT IN SUPPORT OF APRNS:
To support Week 2 of our Virtual Advocacy Month the Coalition has also developed a partial list of research studies that have demonstrated the proven safety and effectiveness of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. You can review our list here:
GROWING DOCUMENT LIBRARY
The Florida Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses has developed a library of files and documents that can be helpful in educating legislators and the community. Please visit our library and see what resources we can make available to you:
Washington Examiner Newspaper:
DAILY ON HEALTHCARE: NURSE PRACTITIONERS FIGHT FOR MORE FREEDOM
Take a moment and take a look a news coverage of our battle to expand the scope of practice. The article clearly has a slant that is supportive of our physician's colleagues position regarding expanded scope. Perhaps we need to educate the news staff of the Washington Daily about APRNs?