ENA Successfully Opposes APRN Proposal in Oregon

July 12, 2021 Advocacy APRN

On June 17, the Oregon State Board of Nursing rejected a proposed rule change that would have created a new emergency nurse practitioner license that limited which nurse practitioners could receive the license. As proposed, it would have disadvantaged highly qualified APRNs from working in emergency departments.

In opposition to this shortsighted limitation, both ENA President Ron Kraus, MSN, RN, EMT, CEN, ACNS-BC, TCRN, and the ENA Oregon State Council, led by Government Affairs Chair Bill Schueler, MSN, RN, CEN, FAEN, submitted letters opposing the proposal.

About the Emergency Nurses Association

The Emergency Nurses Association is the premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing through advocacy, education, research, innovation, and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community. With more than 50,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops industry-leading practice standards and guidelines, and guides emergency healthcare public policy. ENA members have expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness, and all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at www.ena.org.

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