Virginia ACNM Lobby Day on January 28th, 2016
This year we were lobbying our representatives to support ACCESS TO CARE – SB 463 and SB 620. We also support: SB 264/HB 581 and SB 369/HB 909. Reform statutes and regulations to conform to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s Consensus Model for APRN Regulation. When APRNs are permitted to practice to the full extent of their education and training, they provide equal, and in some cases, better care1. In coordination with the three other APRN roles, certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), clinical nurse specialist (CNS), and certified nurse practitioner (CNP), CNMs are advocating for progress towards implementing the full Consensus Model in Virginia. In Va 70 counties do not have CNM care.
Richmond Region Midwives Gathering
We had a great turnout of both CPMs, student Nurse-Midwives, and CNMs. Collaboration at its finest!