ANA and NLN Respond to AMA on Recent Resolution
American Nurses Association
The following statement is attributable to Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, president of the American Nurses Association (ANA) (@ANANursingWorld), in response to the American Medical Association’s (AMA) amendment to Resolution 214 – a call for the creation of a national strategy to oppose legislative efforts that grant independent practice to non-physician practitioners through model legislation and national and state level campaigns.
“This divisive tactic will directly impact the nation’s advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), and perpetuate the dangerous and erroneous narrative that APRNs are trying to “act” as physicians and are unqualified to provide timely, effective and efficient care. APRNs practice advanced nursing, not medicine, in which they regularly consult, collaborate and refer as necessary to ensure that the patient receives appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Read the entire statement.
National League for Nursing
The National League for Nursing (NLN) (@NLNursing) viewed with regret the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Resolution 214 that opposes an expanded role in primary care for advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) in states that participate in the multi-state compact. The compact does not require that APRNs obtain additional licensure to provide such care to patients in participating states.
The NLN is gravely concerned about language in the AMA resolution that implies APRN-certified nurses have not completed the necessary educational and training requirements to serve as primary care practitioners. APRNs are committed, the NLN contends, to providing health services to the full scope of their education and practice. Read the entire statement.