With health care ranked in the bottom 25% in America, it’s time for action.

The power to improve health care in Florida is in your hands. Take action now to support Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs).

Florida Health Care Facts

  • Ranked 41st for health care access and affordability
  • 62% of low-income children don’t have a doctor
  • Highest Medicare readmissions in the country

 

 

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Testimonials from Across the Country

"I have fifteen years of nursing experience, plus my BSN. I am now working on my DNP/PhD, so I can become an APRN. I will most likely leave TN when I am done for a state where APRNs have full practice."
- A.R. Matthaei
"One of the barriers to the Nurse Practitioner providing continuity of care involves NPs not being able to practice to the full extent to which we have been trained. Primary care MDs are in short supply in the county in which I live, and I have heard patients tell me that they have had to wait three months to see their Primary Care Provider."
- Jill Coots
"I find it so backwards that NPs aren't allowed to practice independently in the family/primary care practice setting here in FL without paying an MD to be a physician of protocol (and most are no more than a name on paper)."
- Tracy T.

Together we can advance the state of health care in Florida.

Everyone deserves access to quality health care. But across Florida and the U.S., health care is headed towards a major crisis: a growing shortage of physicians that will only get worse. Fortunately, APRNs have the advanced education and expertise to help alleviate this crisis…especially for those hardest hit, including seniors and people living in rural and underserved communities.

But there’s a problem and APRNs need your support. Please ask your legislator to vote yes to modernizing this state’s outdated APRN regulations. The health of the people of Florida is at stake.   

What is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse?

APRNs are a vital part of the health care system in the United States. APRNs are educated with a master’s degree or higher, and hundreds of hours of hands-on clinical experience.

Four Roles, Four Ways to Care for You:

  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists – administer anesthesia and monitor patients post-anesthesia
  • Certified Nurse Midwives – specialize in childbirth and women’s reproductive health
  • Certified Nurse Practitioners – diagnose and treat primary or acute health conditions
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists – work in specialty settings and provide diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing patient management

How are APRNs being held back?

To date, 22 states have modernized their laws governing APRNs to be in line with the national model. In Florida, APRNs are being held back.

How can I help?

There are many ways to get involved. Contact your legislator, upload a testimonial or share our messages and video on social media. The sooner you get involved the sooner you can help make access to safe, quality health care a reality for everyone in Florida.


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