Archive for July, 2015

National Association of Clinical Nurse…

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National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Endorses Requiring Doctor of Nursing Practice
Degree for Clinical Nurse Specialists

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) today announced
its endorsement of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree as a requirement for entry into
practice for clinical nurse specialists (CNS) by 2030.

Until now, the association has consistently supported either the Master of Science in Nursing
(MSN) degree or the DNP as adequate preparation for a CNS.

“In recognition of ...

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Nurse Focused Solutions Suggested to…

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Nurse Focused Solutions Suggested to Improve Care for Medicare Beneficiaries with Chronic Conditions

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) recently offered suggestions in a congressional effort to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions. In a letter to the Senate Finance Committee, the AARP urged the committee to consider a number of nurse-focused solutions, including incentives for more states to provide full practice authority for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), expansion of nurse-led innovative chronic care models and ...

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APRN/PA Delegation bill signed by Governor…

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APRN/PA Delegation bill signed by Governor Kasich
SB 110
(Enacted) DRUG ADMINISTRATION (Burke, D.) Regarding the authority of advanced practice registered nurses with prescriptive authority to delegate drug administration, advanced practice registered nurse pharmacology instruction, billing for anatomic pathology services performed on dermatology specimens, and licensure of physician assistants.

Signed: July 16, 2015; Effective: in 90 days

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Workforce Policy Package Proposed for the…

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Workforce Policy Package Proposed for the Nation’s Health Care Workforce

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed a package of workforce policies designed to address longstanding national health workforce problems and to improve the delivery of health care across the country. The policy proposals focus on increasing the availability of primary care providers and services and helping ensure access to care in underserved communities. The major workforce proposals include initiatives that focus on primary care incentive payments, ...

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President-elect Jeanne Bauer and other…

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President-elect Jeanne Bauer and other COHCA members are attending the 60th annual meeting of the American College of Nurse-Midwives in Washington DC. CNMs met with legislative health aides yesterday. This morning’s lecture will address interprofessional practice in the provision of women’s health care:

“John C. Jennings, MD, immediate past president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, will discuss the multifactorial nature of the current obgyn workforce shortage. The practice of obstetrics and gynecology is being affected by ...

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