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How telehealth is changing nursing

Look at the emergence and evolution of telehealth and the many ways technology is being used to bring specialty care to underserved patients outside of major medical centers.





















Buprenorphine Update for ARNPs

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, signed into law on July 22, 2016, expanded the privilege of prescribing buprenorphine in office-based settings to qualifying Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) through October 1, 2021.


Final VA APRN Rule Released

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released a final rule granting full practice authority to three of the four established Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) roles, effective January 13, 2017.


Nursing Commission Update: Buprenorphine Waiver for ARNPs

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) (Public Law 114-198) extending the privilege of prescribing buprenorphine in office-based settings to qualifying nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) until Oct. 1, 2021. CARA requires that NPs complete 24 hours of training to be eligible for a prescribing…




Speak up in support of APRNs at the VA!

Support the VA's proposed rule to allow APRNs to work at their full scope of practice by joining ANA’s social media "Thunderclap" on July 20. We want to raise awareness of the issue and garner supportive comments before the VA APRN proposed rule open comment period ends on July 25.