As you might know, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) last month proposed letting advanced practice registered nurses practice to the full extent of their education and training at all VA facilities. The VA wants to hear from the public about the proposal that would help veterans get better access to care more quickly.
Let your voice be heard, and encourage colleagues and friends to weigh in as well! If you would like some ideas for what to say, please see suggestions below. Feel free to cut and paste, or personalize.
To assure our nation’s veterans receive high-quality care when and where they need it, our country needs all our health professionals able to practice to the full extent of their education and training. That is why I am for the proposed rule by the Veterans Health Administration (RIN 2900–AP44-Advanced Practice Registered Nurses). This rule will improve veterans’ access to care by removing the barriers that keep advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) from providing care they are trained and able to provide. I believe that acting in the best interest of our veterans means that you should allow all APRNs to do what they can: nurse practitioners; clinical nurse specialists; certified registered nurse anesthetists; and certified nurse-midwives.
As a [nurse, nurse champion, citizen who cares about veterans], with [family member, spouse, friend] who has served in the armed forces, I urge you to approve this proposed rule.
Comments are due on or before July 25 and can be made to Regulations.gov
Thanks for all you do.
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