Sunday December 17th 2017

‘APRN Focus’ Archives

Advocacy at the state level: why it’s important

Advocacy at the state level: why it’s important

The American Nurses Association (ANA) addresses many advanced practice registered nurse-related issues at the national level with national stakeholder groups and policy makers, Congress, and federal agencies. However, with the implementation of the “Affordable Care Act” [Read More]

ANA works to get APRNs counted as primary care providers

ANA works to get APRNs counted as primary care providers

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a great deal of attention is being paid to the ability of nurse practitioners (NPs), certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) to  help solve our nation’s shortage of primary care providers (PCPs).  [Read More]

ANA to comment on new rules on accountable care organizations

ANA to comment on new rules on accountable care organizations

The American Nurses Association (ANA) worked hard to ensure that nurses, including APRNs, were recognized in and incorporated into the Affordable Care Act (the health reform law of 2010). Now that the law has been signed,  the regulatory work to implement it is under way. [Read More]

Taking stock of the consensus model

Taking stock of the consensus model

The Consensus Model for APRN Regulation:  Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, & Education (the model),  has been noted in more than one of our APRN Focus columns, most recently in the November/December coverage of the IOM report, “The Future of Nursing:  [Read More]

Developments in primary care affect APRNs

Developments in primary care affect APRNs

The “medical home” has become a hot topic in health care reform discussions and the implementation of the “Affordable Care Act.” This current interest springs from the hope that the model can “bend the curve” of health care costs through care coordination and [Read More]

IOM report contains recommendations to facilitate advanced practice

IOM report contains recommendations to facilitate advanced practice

The new Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report on the future of the nursing profession, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, contains recommendations that, if implemented, could unleash the potential of advanced practice registered nursing. (See related [Read More]

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Study, resources on OTC pain relievers

Study, resources on OTC pain relievers

A national survey recently found that while nearly all consumers say they feel confident when choosing which [Read More]

New! Enhanced communications for ANA members in 2017

New! Enhanced communications for ANA members in 2017

The American Nurses Association and its official journal, American Nurse Today, are pleased to announce the launch of [Read More]

Supply and demand

Supply and demand

Health care professionals share information, strategies on drug shortages  It is deeply ingrained in RNs to focus [Read More]

ANA’s policy development process – for and by ANA members

Member involvement in the development of professional policies is critical. Your voice can and should be heard in the [Read More]

Applauding the 2016 Foundation Scholars

Applauding the 2016 Foundation Scholars

Through the generosity of supporters during the last 61 years, the American Nurses Foundation has awarded more than $5 [Read More]

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