Uniform Licensing, Scope of Practice and Prescriptive Laws for Nurse Practitioners Across All States.

Uniform Licensing, Scope of Practice and Prescriptive Laws for Nurse Practitioners Across All States.

    1. Cynthia (Cyn) Doyle
    2. Petition by

      Cynthia (Cyn) Doyle

      Clermont, FL

Care by a Nurse Practitioner reduces healthcare costs in many ways:   

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    • Office visits are significantly less than a visit to a primary care physician.
    • Because of their “nursing model” background in preventative medicine, they reduce the amount of yearly ER visits.
    • Nurse Practitioners have a higher rate of prescribing generic medication.
    • Patients have fewer hospitalizations under Nurse Practitioner care.

     

    There have been many studies in the level of care between primary care physicians and Nurse Practitioners. Nurse Practitioners came out equal in level of care, but outshone the physicians in patient satisfaction, along with reducing healthcare costs.  

 Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice laws must not only be nationally uniform; they need to be broadened. Because of the shortage of primary care physicians, Nurse Practitioners will most assuredly take over that role; but they can’t practice with their hands tied.


We, the undersigned are asking our lawmakers to listen to us, their constituency, and introduce a bill advancing the cause of unform licensing, scope of practice and prescriptive laws for Nurse Practitioners across all states.

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    1. Attention Nurse Practitioners: If you care about your future...

      Cynthia (Cyn) Doyle
      Petition Organizer

      You all have been great about signing this petition, but you have been terrible about sharing it with family and friends. This petition isn't only about you. It is of ultimate concern to all of us.
      We NEED primary medical care at reasonable prices!
      Please let us all help each other. It's a win-win!

      Share this petition with everyone. It goes to the President, The House of Representatives, The Senate, All State Governors, States' Houses and Senates.

    2. Decision-maker Chip Shields responds:

      Chip Shields

      Sen. Shields thanks you for writing to him about creating uniform licensing for nurse practitioners. Sen. Shields' wife is a nurse practitioner, and when not legislating, Sen. Shields co-manages his wife's primary care clinic. He knows f...


    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. If you really care about your future, please share this petition with all!

      Cynthia (Cyn) Doyle
      Petition Organizer

      We only have 211 signatures, and I'll bet that 210 of them are NPs and 1 is a recruiter ( me.). This is NOT just important for Nurse Practitioners! This is important for us all. Tell your family and friends and acquaintances that if we don't do something soon, we'll have to wait months to see our first-step physicians. The shortfall is just too great.
      Tell them that NPs can and should fill that shortage if allowed uniform licensing (easier and quicker), uniform and expanded scope of practice along with uniform prescriptive privileges. Tell them that NPs are trained for this, but that the AMA and other lobbyist seem to want to keep them down. Tell them about the studies comparing the level of care and patient satisfaction of NPs and doctors. NPs come out equal or ahead of doctors in level of care, but they always come out ahead in patient satisfaction.
      Help yourselves!! Are you going to wait for all of the NP organizations to have to jump through bureaucratic hoops for years?

    5. We have 175 signatures for Uniform NP Laws!

      Cynthia (Cyn) Doyle
      Petition Organizer

      We need more signatures! Get your friends to sign.

    6. Reached 100 signatures
    7. We have 64 signatures for Uniform NP Laws!

      Cynthia (Cyn) Doyle
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for signing, but we still need your help. Please ask your family and friends to sign and pass it around.

    8. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Christina Del Priore SOMERVILLE, MA
      • about 1 year ago

      NP STUDENT!

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    • Keondra Rustan MANASSAS PARK, VA
      • about 1 year ago

      NP student

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    • Maghen Mitchell EDMOND, OK
      • about 1 year ago

      Because I will be a future NP!

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    • Ann Nolan NEW HOPE, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      I want more autonomy in my nursing practice and believe it is supportive of an improved healthcare system.

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    • Catherine Whitcroft PORTLAND, ME
      • over 1 year ago

      Patients, organizations and NPs all suffer from the red tape when an NP accepts a job in another state. We already have a shortage of healthcare providers. This would help let providers hit the ground running and not have to wait for months to start serving patient health needs

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