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VA CAN BE NEXT.

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Elected officials have the opportunity to ensure more people can access quality care by modernizing state law and allowing these highly trained professionals to serve patients to their fullest potential. Senate Bill 25 and House Bill 100 will make these important changes a reality.

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Rural communities and all Pennsylvanians deserve access to high quality care. -Representative Jesse Topper

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WHAT IS A NURSE PRACTITIONER?

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Nurse practitioners, also called Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CNPs) or Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), have graduate, advanced education, with master’s degrees or doctorates and are nationally certified in their specialty areas. Among their many services NPs order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests; diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood […]

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WHAT IS FULL PRACTICE AUTHORITY?

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Full Practice Authority is a regulatory model where nurse practitioners serve patients under the exclusive licensure authority of the state board of nursing, to the full extent of their education and training, in compliance with the requirements of their national certification. Currently, Pennsylvania adds an extra step. In order to practice, a nurse practitioner in […]