healthcare regulations http://hppr.org en Texas law failed to provide nurse practitioner independence http://hppr.org/post/texas-law-failed-provide-nurse-practitioner-independence <p></p><p>Texas lawmakers loosened supervision requirements for nurse practitioners last session in theory, but not in practice according to a <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2014/05/18/nurse-practitioners-struggle-integrate-medicaid/">recent article from the Texas Tribune</a>.</p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 18:57:00 +0000 Cindee Talley 32086 at http://hppr.org Texas law failed to provide nurse practitioner independence Kansas nurses press for more practice independence http://hppr.org/post/kansas-nurses-press-more-practice-independence <p></p><p>The solution to the physician shortage in Kansas could be allowing nurses with advanced skills to become more independent of physicians say advocates of changing state law in a recent article from the <a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2014/jan/27/nurses-push-remove-oversight-doctors/">Kansas Health Institute</a>. &nbsp;Under current regulations, an advanced practice registered nurse, APRN or nurse practitioner, has to work under a “collaborative practice agreement” with a supervising physician.</p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 27386 at http://hppr.org Kansas nurses press for more practice independence