The answer to improved healthcare is here.

The power to improve healthcare in Mississippi is in your hands. Take action now to support Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs).

Mississippi Healthcare Facts

  • Ranked last in the nation for medicare admissions for ambulatory care
  • Ranked 44th for children without a medical preventive care visit in the past year

Not all healthcare news in Mississippi is bad.

  • Ranked 2nd for home health patients who improve mobility
  • Ranked in the top 10 for hospital staff responding to patient needs

 

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Testimonials

"I no longer fear for the viability of my practice and my clinic now that my license is not dependent on the licensure of a physician."
- Susan Rooks, Certified Nurse Midwife
"In 1976, I graduated from a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program. Now, 46 years later, APRNs, still not being fully utilized by the medical community, must be recognized for their excellence. Come on, patients and society, support your APRNs!"
- Mary Karrick
"Competent caregivers are desperately needed in every community and I know advanced practice nurses can fill the need. Why are these excellent practitioners still being blocked from delivering the full range of care they are prepared to give?"
- Beth Hixon

Together we can advance the state of healthcare in Mississippi.

Access to quality healthcare. It’s something everyone deserves. And in Mississippi, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) have the advanced education and expertise to help make quality care more accessible to all— especially seniors and people living in rural and underserved communities.

But there’s a problem. Mississippi legislators are holding APRNs back—not allowing them to practice to their full potential. And you have the power to change that. Please ask your legislators to vote yes for full practice authority for APRNs.

What is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse?

APRNs are a vital part of the healthcare system in the United States. APRNs are educated with a master’s degree or higher, and hundreds of hours of hands-on clinical experience.

Four Roles, Four Ways to Care for You:

  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists – administer anesthesia and monitor patients post-anesthesia
  • Certified Nurse Midwives – specialize in childbirth and women’s reproductive health
  • Certified Nurse Practitioners – diagnose and treat primary or acute health conditions
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists – work in specialty settings and provide diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing patient management

How are APRNs being held back?

To date, 22 states allow APRNs to practice to the full extent of their education and training—from diagnosing and treating patients to referring people to physical therapy, prescribing medication, delivering babies, providing anesthesia and more. In Mississippi, APRNs are required by law to be supervised by a physician to perform these very same tasks.

How can I help?

There are many ways to get involved. Contact your legislator, upload a testimonial or share the above video on social media. The sooner you get involved the sooner we can all make access to safe, quality healthcare a reality for everyone in Mississippi.


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