Please circulate this email widely to your colleagues, fellow students, and friends. Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) currently have barriers to practice, which include requirements for being supervised by or having a collaborative agreement with a physician, inability to admit patients into hospice or home health, and restrictions on prescription of controlled drugs. This petition is circulating to ask the Obama administration to remove barriers that prevent APRNs from practicing to their full scope.
One hundred thousand signatures are needed by April 22, 2013 to ensure a response from the White House. So far, there are a little over 18,500 signatories. Please take a moment out of your busy schedule to consider adding your signature to the petition.