APRN Modernization Act

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APRN Modernization Act Legislation Introduced!

Next step is Public Hearings.

The APRN Modernization Act has been introduced in both the Senate and Assembly.  These companion bills are:

2019 Senate Bill 249 was introduced on May 30, 2019 and assigned to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.

2019 Assembly Bill 267  was introduced on June 7, 2019 and assigned to the Assembly Health Committee.

There are a total of 40 legislators that have signed on as cosponsors to the bills.  Thanks to all of you who contacted your legislator.

We are hoping that the Committees will hold public hearings before October.

WNA will be hosting two webinars to review the legislation.  The first webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, July 30th, please click here to learn more about the webinar.

For additional information please see this infographic and  please read this FAQ

The APRN Modernization Act is a legislative proposal developed by APRNs for APRNs to:

  • Increase the visibility of APRN practice and role through adding a new section in Wisconsin’s Nurse Practice Act the creation of the APRN practice in Wisconsin State Statute 441. docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/441
  • Reflect the language found in the 2008 APRN Consensus Model developed through the leadership of the National Council of States Boards of Nursing which calls for APRN Licensure, school of nursing accreditation, national board certification and graduated with a master’s or DNP degree. ncsbn.org/Consensus_Model_Report.pdf
  • Provide title protection for APRN and the four roles; CNM, CRNA, CNS, and NP.
  • Amend current statutes (~50) by changing APNP to APRN

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Goal of APRN Modernization Act Legislation
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In order to achieve passage of the APRN Modernization Act, APRN nurse associations, nurse associations and individual APRNs have formed The Wisconsin APRN Coalition.  The purpose of the Coalition is to provide timely and accurate information on the legislative proposal using a secure website and a toolkit for effective legislator communication,  including sample letter writing and communication to other APRNs, employers, and consumers. Please click here to learn more about The Wisconsin APRN Coalition!