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Volusia Flagler Advanced Practice Nursing Council

Benefits of Less Restrictive Regulation of Advance Practice Registered Nurses in Florida

Posted 12 days ago by Angeline Bushy

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In 2016 the FL Action Coalition funded Dr. Lynn Unruh, Nurse Economist to conduct a research study to estimate the economic impact of removing barriers to full-scope Advanced Practice Nursing in Florida. The result was an excellent report which was beneficial to the effort of nurse leaders and advocates to effect legislative changes in our state. This is an outstanding example of the Florida Center for Nursing’s role – to educate and inform decision makers related to the nursing workforce in our state. You will note that the FCN is sited as the funder for the work on page 10.


As a co-author of the recently published article, Elsevier provides me the opportunity to share the article providing free access to it for 50 days. Below is the link for your use. If you are interested in seeing the original report it is available on the FCN website.

 Attached is a flyer that highlights the findings from this study 

Here is the link to "Benefits of Less Restrictive Regulation of Advance Practice Registered Nurses in Florida": https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002965541830201X


Thank you, Lynn, for this excellent work.


Mary Lou Burnell 


Mary Lou Brunell, RN, MSN

Executive Director

   Healthcare Workforce Research Initiative

   Florida Center for Nursing

Co-Lead, Florida Action Coalition


12424 Research Parkway, Suite 220

Orlando, FL 32826


Office: 407-823-0981



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