Encourage Pennsylvania legislators to re-introduce/approve PA becoming a member of eNLC

Encourage Pennsylvania legislators to re-introduce/approve PA becoming a member of eNLC

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Currently, there are 34 states that are part of the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). Pennsylvania is long over-due to be part of eNLC. In the wake of the COVID pandemic and all of the disaster of 2020, the need for nurses is critical. With Pennsylvania becoming part of the eNLC, it will help with staffing nurses from neighboring states to aid in patient care, as well as PA nurses being able to do the same. Becoming part of eNLC can help with safe patient care. 

Obtaining a temporary RN license in Pennsylvania can take more than 2 weeks. Registered nurses, who are in the trenches providing direct care, are in need of immediate and waiting for more than 2 weeks can result in a negative impact on direct patient care. Nurses working in different areas, such as the hospitals, nursing homes, skilled facilities, dialysis clinics have all experienced the need for help and have been faced with burnouts and challenges in providing the best and safest care to patients. We cannot afford to lose anymore nurses during this nursing shortage when we have the ability to bring nurses from other eNLC states in to help provide a safe nurse to patient ratio.

Becoming part of eNLC will help alleviate these challenges that PA nurses continue to face on a day to day basis. Not only can we have our PA nurses work in neighboring states that are in dire need of help, but nurses from neighboring compact states can also help in person and via telehealth. 

Signing this petition will demonstrate to the PA House of Representatives and PA Senate the number of nurses in PA who support passage of this bill. Let us make our voices hear - ROAR!

 

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