‘Floridians Unite for Health Care’ Praises Florida Legislature for Passing Legislation to Expand Scope of Practice for APRNs

‘Floridians Unite for Health Care’ coalition today thanked the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate for passing House Bill 607, by Representative Cary Pigman, M.D. (R-Avon Park), relating to Health Care Practitioners.  HB 607 now heads to Governor Ron DeSantis for his signature. Arlene Wright, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FNAP, president of Florida Nurse […]

‘Floridians Unite for Health Care’ Applauds Florida House for Passing Legislation to Allow Full Practice Authority for APRNs

‘Floridians Unite for Health Care’ coalition today applauded the Florida House of Representatives for passing House Bill 607, by Representative Cary Pigman, M.D. (R-Avon Park), relating to Health Care Practitioners, out of its chamber earlier today.  HB 607 would allow Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in Florida to practice to the full extent of their […]

Independence for nurse practitioners?

I would like to draw attention to Florida House Bill 607, which would authorize autonomous practice for qualified nurse practitioners. This essential bill would improve access to quality and affordable health care. Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia, but not Florida, allow nurse practitioners to practice independently from physicians. Nurse practitioners are prepared by […]

Point of View: Prepare to meet the demands of Florida’s growing, aging population

Florida House Bill 607 would remove regulatory barriers that prohibit Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) from practicing to the full extent of their education and training. Florida is, and continues to be, a growth state. In fact, over 900 people a day are choosing to make Florida home. That’s why we must continue to develop […]

Florida is facing a health care access crisis, but there is a solution

As we look at the state of health care in Florida, it’s time to accept a very blunt fact: we are facing an access crisis. Last year, the federal government designated 278 health professional shortage areas in the state, which affect nearly six million Floridians. This translates to just 21 percent of the health care […]

Let advanced practice nurses do what they’re trained to do

Let nurse anesthetists practice Keep doctors in loop for safety | Letter, Feb. 12 I am a physician who has worked with Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). In fact, I started my career as an RN and operating room supervisor, and later chose to get my medical degree. I […]