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NACNS Legislative ToolKit

GNA 2016 Ga Legislative Voice

Message from the AACNS President:

We need CNS APRN representation at the Capital to support Senator Renee Unterman during the upcoming legislative sessions. There is strength in numbers. We need to stand united to show our constituent backing. Please see below for the 2017  initiatives. Please also encourage sign ups from our nurses and students. There are also sign-ups for Legislative Boot Camp for learn how to effectively advocate with talking points to legislation for our healthcare access in Georgia and the nursing profession. 

Senator Unterman has 3 main initiatives for 2017:
1) Compact Nursing Licensure is being  reintroduced
2) Study Proposal for APRN full practice authority to improve healthcare access for Georgians
3) Tax incentives for APRN preceptorship

Thank you for your time and support.


Atlanta Area Clinical Nurse Specialist- President
The 2017 Legislative session starts Jan 9th and we have a lot of work to do. Wesley Wells & Cathy Cannella have participated in the grass root boot camp at the capital on 11/29 and have an informational report out to share with us in January. See below for our picture at the Capital with Senator Renee Unterman.

The CAPRN L.E.A.D. Program is here! (Legislative Education Advocacy Development) & Sign up today!

The Georgia Coalition of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (CAPRN) is excited to once again sponsor the APRNs of the Day Event at the Georgia State Capital on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays through the 2017 legislative session. The purpose of the event is to increase APRNs visibility and presence at the Georgia legislature, so we can better advocate for both improved access to health care for our patients and for removal of existing barriers to APRN practice. As you may know, Georgia physicians have had a daily presence at the state capital each day of the legislative session for many years. We hope that APRNs in our state will consider stepping up to this challenge to increase our visibility and coming more involved in professional advocacy. If you can sign up to go with others in your district, this will make an even bigger positive impact. The CAPRN lobbyist will be available to you as a resource the day of your service as APRN of the Day.
 Watch this 7 minute Video to see what you can expect at the State Capital when you are APRN of the Day!
 STEP 3: 
Please watch these two short Educational Videos in preparation for establishing a connection with your legislator:
It is crucial that our APRN lobbyist gets feedback after you meet with your legislators, please complete this form below following your encounter;
  STEP 5:
We are working on getting CE credits for these activity….stay tuned
 Questions about the program call or email Molly Bachtel at (404)285-4647



Next meeting:

Unfortunately, the December meeting for 12/6/16 had to be cancelled due to vendor scheduling.  With the holidays in full swing, other arrangements were unsuccessful.

The Next meeting will be January 10th from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Atlanta Fish Market in Buckhead.

More info to come as the date approaches.



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