The cracks in America’s health care system are becoming more and more apparent: a growing shortage of health care providers; increasing waits for appointments; and a global pandemic that stretched health care workers beyond capacity. Although the entire country is feeling the weight of this, access to care in rural and underserved communities is especially strained.

How Can You Help?

Fortunately, there’s a solution: APRNs. However, outdated laws in many states hold APRNs back, preventing them from practicing to the full extent of their education and training. APRNs urgently need your support. The NursingAmerica Campaign is P站视频's initiative to assist states in aligning their APRN regulation with the major elements of the APRN Consensus Model.

States That Need Your Help Now

Missouri and North Carolina currently have pending bills that will support increased access to safe, quality care by removing unnecessary barriers on all APRNs. Missouri and North Carolina residents can make a difference by letting lawmakers know you support these initiatives.

What is an APRN?

APRNs can provide care in all types of practice settings including health care facilities, outpatient clinics, specialty practices, employee health programs, and in rural and urban areas with limited access to care. Research has repeatedly demonstrated that APRNs provide safe, high-quality care with equivalent outcomes to their physician counterparts.

Four Roles, Four Ways APRNs Care for You

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA)

Administer anesthesia and monitor patients post-anesthesia.

Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM)

Specialize in childbirth and women’s reproductive health.

Certified Nurse Practitioners (CNP)

Diagnose and treat primary or acute health conditions.

Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)

Work in specialty settings and provide diagnosis, treatment and ongoing patient management.