ANA Voices Opposition to AMA’s Attempts to Limit Nursing Education and Practice

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The American Nurses Association (ANA) will be attending the American Medical Association’s (AMA) House of Delegates as official observers. ANA representatives will be monitoring the progress of the proceedings and will present verbal comments.

ANA is already challenging several proposed Resolutions under consideration by the AMA; Resolution 214 “Doctor of Nursing Practice” would require physician supervision for DNPs; Resolution 303 “protection of the Titles ‘Doctor,’ ‘Resident’ and ‘Residency’ would limit the use of those terms to physicians, dentists and podiatrists.

ANA believes these resolutions are an attempt to limit nursing education and practice, and that any matter concerning nurses’ scope of practice is a matter for the state legislatures, state boards of nursing, and the nursing profession itself.

ANA President Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR and CEO Linda J. Stierle, MSN, RN, CNAA,BC have submitted letters to the AMA recommending rejection of Resolutions 214 and 303.