Nursing Compact Membership

Nursing Compact Membership
Talk about how nurses can change public policy at all levels of government by using their knowledge, perspective, experiences, and communication skills.
What are the most important questions in nursing for which policymakers need evidence to make decisions (see the Nurse Licensure Compact [NLC], the APRN Compact, and other required reading this week)?

Nursing Compact MembershipNeeded to Read: Needed to Read
Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals Chapter 18: The Political Power of Nurses: Using Our Values and Voices
National Council of State Boards of Nursing APRN Consensus Work Group Advisory Committee for APRNs. (2008). Consensus model for APRN regulation: licensing, accreditation, certification, and education (PDF). The report of the APRN Joint Dialogue Group.
Association of Nurse Practitioners in the United States. (2018). Explain the practice setting.
Each state has its own rules and laws about how a nurse can work. This map shows the licensing and regulatory requirements for all 50 states and U.S. territories, as well as information about the practice environment in each one.
State Boards of Nursing National Council. (2020). Compact APRN.
The APRN Compact was passed on May 4, 2015, and it lets a registered nurse with advanced practice hold one license that lets them work in other compact states. When 10 states have passed the law, the APRN Compact will go into effect.
State Boards of Nursing National Council. (2020). Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC).
The NLC makes it easier for people to get care while keeping the public safe at the state level. Under the NLC, nurses don’t need to get new licenses to work in other NLC states.

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