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GNA 2016 Ga Legislative Voice

Plan to attend the NACNS annual meeting and Conference March 9-11, 2017 in Atlanta!  Click HERE for more information!

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 CALL TO ACTION:   SB 166 Nursing Compact Bill will be up for debate and a VOTE tomorrow Tuesday Feb. 28th, 2017.  All RNs and APRNs Please take the time NOW to EMAIL or Leave a Phone Message for your Senator to  VOTE YES for SB 166.  You Can look up your State Senator and their contact info at: openstates.org If you  want to join us at the Capitol to talk to Senators before they vote, message me!    GOOD NEWS:   HB 301 (Preceptor Tax Incentive Program) PASSED THE HOUSE Today with a 162 to 0 Vote in Favor... Georgia's APRNs working in Primary care settings are one step closer to enjoying the same Georgia Tax  Incentive currently available to MD Preceptors who precept GA APRN/MD/PA students with the added  BONUS that this bill changes the incentive to a TAX CREDIT!!! Thanks for responding to the call to action  to support this bill. Look for more Calls to Action on this bill on the Senate Side.

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NURSING CALL TO ACTION TEST DAY as we BUILD and ASSESS our Georgia Nurses Grassroots network

 GEORGIA Nurses ....today we are having a NURSING CALL TO ACTION TEST DAY as we BUILD and ASSESS our Georgia Nurses Grassroots network to respond to legislative call to actions during the legislative session and throughout the year. As you may know we have numerous upcoming legislative initiatives including a RN Nursing Compact Licensing Bill and a Study Committee Bill aiming to explore how the APRN Workforce can help improve Georgians Access to Care (when barriers to APRN practice are removed).

 Please immediately complete the survey and forward the link to other RNs, APRNs, APRN/RN program faculty and students, and nurses who are interested in APRN/RN issues in your organization or association.

Please fill out survey below.

 https://form.jotform.com/70224771507150

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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.

Sincerely,

Barbara Hill MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, ACCNS-AG, CCRN
Atlanta Area Clinical Nurse Specialist- President
 
 
 

 

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