California NP's

  1. 7 Join the California Association for Nurse Practitioners in garnering support for SB 491 (Hernandez), if passed, this is a substantial piece of legislation that would make our state part of the progressive group of states that allow for full practice rights to NP's without physician involvement.

    http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/...ed_sen_v98.htm
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    About juan de la cruz, MSN, RN, NP

    juan de la cruz has '20+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'APRN, Adult Critical Care'. From 'California'; 45 Years Old; Joined Nov '06; Posts: 3,093; Likes: 3,074.

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  3. Visit  myelin profile page
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    nice!
  4. Visit  reddgirl profile page
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    Wow! Awesome! Wish that were going on in Florida!
  5. Visit  SuzieVN profile page
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    Is this the same California, the one in which half the people I know there have a 'medical marijuana' card, that just in 2012 determined that a first time DUI conviction is grounds to automatically revoke any nurse's license, or any teacher's certficate (rendering them all unemployable), to save the state the expense of giving them any due process? Hmm. makes me wonder, seriously, about the 'high' state of the Golden State. Ten steps forward, 45 back...
    kalevra and Guttercat like this.
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    Quote from SuzieVN
    Is this the same California, the one in which half the people I know there have a 'medical marijuana' card, that just in 2012 determined that a first time DUI conviction is grounds to automatically revoke any nurse's license, or any teacher's certficate (rendering them all unemployable), to save the state the expense of giving them any due process? Hmm. makes me wonder, seriously, about the 'high' state of the Golden State. Ten steps forward, 45 back...
    Sorry about your dissatisfaction with California but what have those issues got to do with NP's getting full practice independence and/or being discussed in the Nurse Practitioner Forum for that matter?
    hijadecalifas, priorities2, zmansc, and 1 other like this.
  7. Visit  ChristineN profile page
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    Quote from SuzieVN
    Is this the same California, the one in which half the people I know there have a 'medical marijuana' card, that just in 2012 determined that a first time DUI conviction is grounds to automatically revoke any nurse's license, or any teacher's certficate (rendering them all unemployable), to save the state the expense of giving them any due process? Hmm. makes me wonder, seriously, about the 'high' state of the Golden State. Ten steps forward, 45 back...
    My home state of PA has the same policy regarding nurses with DUI's losing their license. While it is a strict policy, I am sure it dissuades many people from drinking and driving. These people do get their "due process" in criminal court, but the BON does not make exception for first offenses. I personally think there are bigger issues (like NP's not being able to practice independently) to focus on than claiming a state is going backwards because they are tough on drinking and driving
    priorities2 likes this.
  8. Visit  TheOldGuy profile page
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    Unfortunately CNA is opposing this bill along with CMA!
  9. Visit  myelin profile page
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    Quote from TheOldGuy
    Unfortunately CNA is opposing this bill along with CMA!
    what is wrong with this state??!
  10. Visit  juan de la cruz profile page
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    ...yeah, not sure why NNU/CNA opposes this bill. It is listed as a bill they are not supporting if you look at the NNU website but no explanation is offered.

    ...it comes to no surprise to anyone I bet that CMA is opposing the bill.
  11. Visit  juan de la cruz profile page
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    without talking directly to anyone at CNA, I'm assuming that the opposition stems from the fact that the bill would elevate NP's as independent providers, similar to physicians, hence would not be members of California nursing unions anymore.
    caliduck likes this.
  12. Visit  ChristineN profile page
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    Quote from juan de la cruz
    without talking directly to anyone at CNA, I'm assuming that the opposition stems from the fact that the bill would elevate NP's as independent providers, similar to physicians, hence would not be members of California nursing unions anymore.
    But if they were still NP's that were employees of a hospital or larger healthcare organization, couldn't they still be members of the union? I understand if they are in independent practice and owning their own clinic that partaking of the union might not make sense
  13. Visit  FNP2B1 profile page
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    Makes me sick that NNU/CNA opposes this legislation. What do RNs have to lose by having NP's gain more autonomy? I've never been a fan of NNU/CNA and this just reinforces my beliefs. I hope this legislation moves forward but I have my doubts.
  14. Visit  TheOldGuy profile page
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    The thing is, with both CMA and CNA opposing, this bill doesn't have a chance. Someone asked "what is wrong with this state?" - I think the question is "what is wrong with nursing?"! Nursing is like a pot of crabs on the stove - when one tries climbing out, the others pull it down.....

    CNA/NNU want to be in control and if they aren't then they oppose things. They get involved in areas that have nothing to do with nursing (eg gay marriage - Projections Inc Blog), and don't really promote the development of nursing as a profession.

    This bill does everything we would want - and the timing is perfect. Kudos to Hernandez. Too bad its going nowhere - and it will be years before the issue is brought up again. CANP has no juice - They didn't propose it. They didn't champion it. They aren't out lobbying for it. They aren't trying to generate public support for it. It took an OD (Hernandez) to bring this bill forward, and he's all by himself.

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