Urgent Action Needed Today!
You have probably received multiple e-mails in the past 24-hours from AANP, AACN, and the MInnesota APRN Coaltion to name a few urging more action on the VHA APRN rule. The VHA Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Proposed Rule (81 Fed.Reg.33155, May 25, 2016) that many of you left comments for is again in need of action. There has been legislation brought forward, the Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act (HR 5985), which includes a provision (Sec. 415) that would prevent CRNAs from pracitnce to the full extent of their education and licensure in VHA facilities. It is important that you contact your legislators right away as this bill is scheduled to be considered on Tuesday, September 13th on the House floor.
Please click here to AANP for inforamtion on how you can take action.