Support Nurse Practitioners!

Expand Nurse Practitioner Practice Authority

Proposed Policy

Nurse practitioners (NP) have the ability to fill a big gap in primary healthcare. They are trained to diagnose and treat patients and have been proven to have excellent patient outcomes. NPs have the ability to provide a great service at an affordable price.

I urge you, Senator Schwertner, to support our efforts to expand NP practice authority. This initiative has the potential to save money and reduce healthcare expenditures in an overtaxed healthcare system. Allowing more autonomy for NPs will also reduce workload on physicians who have to have a collaborative agreement with NPs and will allow those physicians to focus more on complex cases while the NP cares for acute and non-complex patients.

Thank you so much for your time and support. Please feel free to contact me if you need more information.