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Message from our President- “Substandard and Inadequate” – was the offensive language used to describe the care...

Posted 10 months ago

Dear Colleague,

“Substandard and Inadequate” – was the offensive language used to describe the care hard-working Advanced Practice Registered Nurses would provide if they had full practice authority. That comes from an official resolution (316C.19) passed at the 2019 House of Delegates Meeting of the Medical Association of Georgia, the state’s largest physicians’ group. 

Not only is this insulting, arrogant, elitist, and extremely disappointing, it is also simply not true. In fact, evidence from other states with full practice authority contradicts these archaic policies and shows improved access to quality healthcare, which is something desperately needed in rural Georgia.

Help us educate and inform those who feel the care of our patients would be “Substandard and Inadequate”.

Donate $5, $10, $15 or more to GN-PAC today to make the voice of Georgia’s nurses heard loud and clear!

Follow the link to contribute:  https://georgianurses.nursingnetwork.com/page/75371-gn-pac

We want, and will always appreciate, collaborative working relationships between physicians and nurses.

But it is long overdue; Georgia MUST move forward on eliminating barriers that keep nurses from practicing to the full extent of their training and education. By doing so, we can increase access to care throughout the state and keep nurses in Georgia, where they belong. 

With over 130,000 nurses in the state, we can make it happen.

If you want to work alongside us or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at president@georgianurses.org.

In service to you,

Richard Lamphier, RN

GNA President