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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

"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
"As APRNs, we develop relationships that rise above the typical provider/patient scenario. We know when our women need physician involvement and we do not hesitate to involve them. In my opinion, this is similar to the way primary care doctors refer to specialists. We know our scope of practice and only desire to practice to the fullest extent of our license. We can safely be independent practitioners."
- Kimberly Sniffen
"As a primary care nurse practitioner, education is crucial to getting patients to achieve positive health outcomes. One of the many strengths nurse practitioners have is their ability to see the patient's current health condition in a holistic manner. The right scripts and referrals can be written all day long, but if the patient is not properly educated, and their specific social needs are not considered, the whole plan may fail."
- Jill Coots

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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