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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.











WSNA Hall of Famer Muriel Grace Softli recognized by UW School of Nursing

​Decorated military veteran and WSNA Hall of Famer Muriel Grace Softli, MPA, MEd, BSN, RN received the University of Washington School of Nursing Community Health Nurse Track Preceptor of the Year Award at the Washington State Advanced Practice Nursing Conference on October 27, 2017.





Resources for helping patients with challenging chronic pain problems

Washington is experiencing an opioid crisis. To help address this crisis, UW Medicine and the Washington State Health Care Authority have partnered to offer two services to assist community-practice providers with managing patients with challenging chronic pain problems.


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.



Results are in from the 2015 survey of advanced practice nursing in Washington state

New study findings about Advanced Practice Nurses (NPs, CNMs, CRNAs) highlight the “good news” and “bad news” about our workforce in Washington state. The study of ARNPs was conducted by Dr. Louise Kaplan and Dr. Marie Annette Brown, with support from the Washington State Nurses Association and Washington Center for Nursing.


ARNPs United: Legislative Update

ARNPs United of Washington State represents nurse practitioners, certified nurse anesthetists and certified nurse midwives.