NPs Clear Another Legislative Hurdle; Help Needed
We need more new members and are very thankful for those of you who joined NPAA since the last email. It is our sincere hope that you will share this email with fellow NPs and encourage them to join this effort. For just $100 per year, you can make a huge difference.
The association is also pleased to report more good news! We cleared another legislative hurdle with the Senate version of our bill to give us better representation on the Alabama Board of Nursing, easily making it out of the Senate Health & Human Services Committee.
The bill now awaits final passage by the Senate. With so many issues facing the legislature, it is crucial that your senator hears from you. Call them so they know how much support there is for this bill (SB234) and are moved to put it on the calendar for a vote.
Meanwhile, the House version of the bill is on the agenda for the House Boards, Agencies, and Commissions committee this Wednesday. The members of that committee are listed at the end of this email, and we strongly encourage you to take action and call them to voice your support for HB309.
Once again, if you haven't already, please join NPAA now and help us pass this legislation. If you have joined, please share this email with other NPs and encourage them to join as well.
We have tremendous momentum but still have a long way to go. We are close to having 2 dedicated seats on the ABN for NPs and a voice in the nominations process for new appointments to the ABN. There is only one way for NPs to get and keep the momentum - we must grow NPAA to be successful in the long term.
If you are not sure who your senator or representative is, click this link to look it up.
Make sure to call these representatives TODAY (or at least by Wednesday at 9:00am) to let them know you support HB309.
Thanks again for your support, your willingness to share this information with other NPs, and your current or future membership in NPAA. We will continue to update you on our progress.
Susan Alexander, DNP, ANP-BC, ADM-BC
D'Ann Wilson Somerall