Working to Increase Access to Care

$3,805 of $20,046 goal

Raised by 28 people in 29 months
We have raised $9,954  Help us reach our total goal of $30,000. Because Kansas has a great need for health care providers.  AARP notes that nurses are central to consumers’ good health, especially within a changing health care system.

Citizens in some parts of Kansas have no or limited access to health care providers.  Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) can help! Currently there are policy barriers that prevent nurses the ability to practice to the full extent of their education and training – Research clearly shows that APRNs provide safe and effective care (Institute of Medicine) and regulatory barriers should be removed.

The problem is burdensome regulations!  Some APRNs in Kansas must pay physicians a fee to provide care.  There are APRNs who cannot provide care in the communities they live in because there is no physician available to provide the regulatory paper work. Kansas is surrounded by 11 states west  and 5 states north that have already removed all regulatory barriers.

Impact on patients – because of burdensome regulations in Kansas in one community when the physician died unexpectantly and patients that received care by this physician and the APRN, they no longer had a care provider, since regulations required the APRN have a signed piece of paper by the physician. The APRN that had been giving care to these patients could no longer do so– this is not required in many other states.

Impact on patients – in one rural community an APRN has to pay high fees to physicians for the required regulatory piece of paper signed by a physician – this nurse is the only nurse providing needed medication management to patients in several rural counties that have mental health conditions.

Join us in providing funds that will go for educating legislators, the public, other nurses and our patients on how APRNs can help solve the health care access problem in Kansas. Funds will also be used to support lobbying efforts for any legislative changes that remove practice barriers.  This will be done through the  Kansas Advanced Practice Nurses Association (KAPN). Learn more at www.kansasapn.org 

We thank you in advance for your help - together we can make a difference!
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Support KAPN. Together we can remove practice barriers in Kansas. Donate NOW, and come to our planning meeting in April - Goal to introduce a bill January 2019! Be a part of the change - support us with funds and time -together we can make this happen.
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Working together to remove APRN policy barriers and increasing access to care in Kansas.

We have raised just under $10,000 - we have met 1/3 of our goal for 2017! Support APRNs in Kansas by becoming a member ( https://kapn.enpnetwork.com/) or make a donation - together we can make a difference!
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$3,805 of $20,046 goal

Raised by 28 people in 29 months
Created September 2, 2016
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RK
$20
Raelyn Knudsen
7 days ago

Hope this helps. Good luck! Prayers for your success and the communities that need this change to happen.

MA
$20
Marilyn Alvarez
7 days ago

Very proud of what you're doing to help your community receive the health care they need. I hope my donation will help in your cause. God bless, Marilyn

$50
Anonymous
13 days ago
JB
$100
Judith Beck
17 days ago

I donated because I believe Nurse Practitioners should be allowed to practice to the full extent of their ability.

AB
$25
Amy Bryan
18 days ago

If we all give a little we can achieve a lot! Hoping this brings Kansas one step closer to full practice authority that would benefit so many Kansans.

MM
$100
Michael Moore
18 days ago

Supporting my profession and my colleagues.

$40
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19 days ago
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