Atlanta Chapter United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Leadership Meeting for Region 11

Posted about 7 years ago by Nicole Bello

Hello UAPRN-Atlanta Chapter members!


As chapter president, I recently attended the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Leadership Meeting for Region 11 in Orlando. This meeting brings together leaders from states within the region to discuss health policy issues and strategize opportunities to advance health care and the profession. This year’s meeting focused on strategy development with a clear goal of helping each other chart the course to successful policy engagement. Below is a summary of what is happening at the federal and state level:

  1. AANP Health Policy Conference in DC is sold out for February 26-28, 2017 dates. Projected dates for 2018 are February 4th-6th.
  2. AANP National Conference will be in Philadelphia on June 20-25
  3. 21/50 states have full-practice authority with S. Dakota pending #22
  4. CONGRATULATIONS on the recent passing of the VA Rule!!!
    1. The next objective will be to have CRNAs included.
  • What’s going on in Georgia?
    • 29.4% AANP membership in Georgia
    • 49th in the United States of available providers per capita
    • Pending change in Executive Director of BON this year
    • HB952: The state Governor to supervise professional licensing
    • HB463: Tax credit for NP and PA preceptors
    • Coalition of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (CAPRN)-An organization that unites advanced practice-nursing organizations across the state of Georgia with the goal of advancing the health of all Georgians. This organization has been instrumental in orchestrating our presence in state legislation.
    • Write letters to our local legislators and invite them to our meetings
    • Participate in APRN of the Day
    • Know the issues and have points to discuss:


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