Future of Nursing WV Blog

November 22, 2016

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell came to her home state of WV today for a conversation with West Virginians who have benefited from the Affordable Health Care Act. "It's not just about the name, Obamacare, it is about the ef...

October 17, 2016

One of our partner coalitions, Our Children Our Future (OCOF), has put together a comprehensive Voter's Guide that is available to all West Virginians at this link. More then half of children in West Virginia live in families that struggle to make ends meet. OCOF is wo...

June 7, 2016

In October 2014, Aila Accad’s 35-year-old son passed away in a West Virginia intensive care unit. “It was the advanced practice nurse who was at his side, filled out the paperwork when he passed, and yet the funeral director, it took an extra three weeks for him to get...

March 14, 2016

After 9 long years advocating for better access to APRN care in WV, HB 4334 Passed both houses of WV Legislature and is now on the Governor's desk for signature. Read more

February 21, 2016

Thank You to AARP and all supporters for increased access to health care by nurses in WV! HB 4334 passes WV House of Delegates committees... On to the Floor!

http://wvmetronews.com/2016/02/20/nurse-practitioner-bill-passes-second-house-committee-without-amendment/#.Vsk0...

May 13, 2015

Maryland has just become the 21st state in the nation, plus the District of Columbia, to have Full Practice Authority for Nurse Practitioners!

With the signing of HB 999/SB 723, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and legislators in the state have brought full and direct ac...

April 9, 2015

Congratulations to Nebraska, the 20th State to grant full practice authority to APRNs! Using the full capacity of the healthcare workforce is a priority for every state, especially rural states like West Virginia. APRNs in WV have been working for 8 years to urge legis...

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