Future of Nursing WV Blog

December 14, 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs is granting veterans direct access to the more than 5,000 advanced practice registered nurses working in the VA system. The VA said in a summary of the final rule issued today, “This rule-making increases veterans’ access to VA health...

Since June, when West Virginia House Bill 4334 went into effect, advanced practice registered nurses have been able to, among other things, sign Physicians Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) documents of their patients. The forms are medical orders outlining what ser...

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...

January 9, 2016

A new study by MSU nursing economist Peter Buerhaus and colleagues at Mathematica Policy Research and Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management finds that patients with a nurse practitioner as a primary care provider are less costly to Medica...

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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