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Florida Nurse Practitioner Network

Expanding ARNP Practice Could Save Millions

Posted almost 7 years ago by Regina Pommer

Dear FNPN Members and Colleagues,

A recent report to evaluate the potential savings to our state through use of Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs) to their full scope.  Please cut and paste the below url into your browser address bar

http://www.floridanurse.org/ARNPCorner/ARNPDocs/OPPAGAScopeofPracticeMemo.pdf

to see this very important report done by the Florida Legislature's Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) regarding potential cost savings to Florida.  The report also addresses the use of Physician Assistants (PAs), optometrists, and dental hygienists. 

The critical findings of this report concludes that there could be huge cost savings to the state if ARNPs were used to their full education, training and experience. Feel free to use this report when you meet with your legislators, share with your friends and colleagues, and to print and copy to distribute.

The Coalition for Advanced Practice Nursing is happy to see confirmation in writing of what we already knew about the great work of ARNPs. Spread the word!

The Florida Nurse Practitioner Network Board of Directors