What is the APRN Alliance?
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The APRN Alliance is a partnership of APRN organizations that seek to advance common interests with a unified voice. As an informal collaborative, our focus is improving the practice environment for APRNs in Texas. All participating organizations are equal partners.
Launched in the fall of 2015, the APRN Alliance includes the:
- Consortium of Texas Certified Nurse-Midwives
- Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists
- Texas Clinical Nurse Specialists
- Texas Nurse Practitioners, and
- Texas Nurses Association.
Staff and officers of partner associations meet regularly to share information, identify opportunities, and develop future plans.
Actions to date include a joint communication to Governor Gregg Abbott suggesting that allowing APRNs to practice to the full extent of their education and training would address the delays in care experienced by Veterans (November 2015). In February 2016, the Alliance hosted almost 300 RNs and APRNs at an APRN Legislative Day at the Bullock Museum. Most recently, the Alliance coordinated a campaign to support VA proposed rules to bring its policies in line with the Department of Defense and eliminate burdensome restrictions on APRN practice. Additionally, the Alliance provided a joint letter of support for these proposed rules.
An infographic describing the four APRN roles, developed by the Alliance, is available below. The infographic is appropriate for distribution to the general public as well as legislators to better inform them about the work of APRNs.
By combining our individual efforts and coordinating our unique strengths, the APRN Alliance is creating synergy sure to enhance our effectiveness in the policy arena.