The Best Way Forward
Modern health care delivery requires that advanced practice nursing care be dynamic and fluid across state boundaries. The current model of APRN licensure is not flexible, adaptable, or nimble enough.
The safest and most efficient way to meet the growing need for highly qualified health care providers is the APRN Compact. APRNs provide care in all types of practice settings including health care facilities, outpatient clinics, specialty practices, telehealth services and in rural and urban areas with limited access to care. Research has repeatedly demonstrated that APRNs provide safe, high-quality care with great outcomes.
The compact will benefit APRNs, patients and health care providers by creating one multistate license. This increases access to care by allowing APRNs to care for patients across state lines—both in person and electronically. The APRN Compact provides public protection by establishing uniformity in the way APRNs are regulated at the state level. A compact license will save APRNs from the unnecessary time and cost of obtaining additional licenses.