Advancing the APRN Modernization Act
The legislative proposals, 2017 Senate Bill 497 and 2017 Assembly Bill 568 were introduced and assigned to the two Health Committees of the Senate and Assembly on October 27, 2018. There were calls for amendments from the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing and the Wisconsin Hospital Association. The APRN Coalition Legislative Committee accepted the nineteen amendments that were offered by the Board of Nursing. The proposed nine amendments offered by the Wisconsin Hospital Association required more time and discussion. Unfortunately consensus was not achieved as the end of the legislative session approached rapidly.
The leadership of the APRN Coalition continues to meet to work on strategies that will be implemented this spring and through the 2018 election and beyond. This will require each member of the APRN Coalition to get involved at the local level. Please rejoin or join the Wisconsin APRN Coalition so that you can support these efforts. For more information please watch the April 2018 Update.