Aiming to Remove Nursing Practice Barriers
and Improve the Health of Arkansas

PRACTICE

ABOUT US

Goal

Improve consumer access to high quality, cost efficient health care by removing practice barriers so that nurses may practice to the full extent of their education, training, licensure, & certification.

Co-Chairs

Pipere Brettell PBrettell@barberlawfirm.com

 

Meetings

The Practice Committee meetings are held on the 1st Monday of every month at 7:30 pm

Our Work

Nurses for Arkansas

Legislative Session 2019

Nurses' Day at the Capitol

NURSES FOR ARKANSAS

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Purpose

Bring together nursing organizations from around the state to speak as one voice to increase access to healthcare services to all Arkansans.

Taking Action

Visit nursesforarkansas.com to learn more about full practice authority and barriers to APRNs that limit access to care, see Arkansas State Legislative Champions, and how to contact us to get connected to your legislator.

Supporting Organizations

  • Arkansas Nurses Association,
  • Arkansas Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners,
  • Arkansas Nurse Practitioner Association,
  • Arkansas Center for Nursing,
  • Arkansas Chapter of the American College of Nurse Midwives, and the
  • Arkansas Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Future Work

Creating online advocacy talks to educate nurses on how to advocate to their legislator, providing evidence based resources that support the use of APRNs, and continuing to provide an online platform for nurses to quickly contact their legislators on specific topics via the use of VoterVoice.

NURSES' DAY AT THE CAPITOL

Purpose

Raise nurses’ awareness of legislation before the Arkansas General Assembly, and use our influence to educate legislators on health policy matters.

Agenda

The agenda is still being set, but events will begin at 8:30 am on the 2nd floor of the Rotunda at the State Capitol.

Getting Involved

The best way to get involved is to stay informed. Please go to www.nursesforarkansas.com or follow @nurses4arkansas on Facebook for the latest news and information.

The Nurse's Voice

Recognizing that nurses continue to be voted the “most trusted profession,” nurses opinions on health care issues are highly valued by legislators. To find out more about how to get to know your legislators, follow the link below.