Pa. lawmaker reintroduces NP practice bill | Survey: Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing best in Pa. | HHS, NIH would lose billions in Trump budget proposal
March 23, 2017
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Pa. lawmaker reintroduces NP practice bill
Pennsylvania state Rep. Jesse Topper, a Republican from Bedford, has reintroduced legislation to allow nurse practitioners to practice without a physician agreement, a move aimed at increasing access to primary care. A similar bill passed the state Senate last year.
WTAJ-TV (Altoona, Pa.) (3/21) 
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Survey: Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing best in Pa.
A survey of 76 Pennsylvania nursing schools ranked the RN program at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing as best in the state. In ranking the schools, the group considered metrics such as pass rates and numbers of students taking the National Council Licensure Examination.
WTAJ-TV (Altoona, Pa.) (3/21),  The Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, Pa.) (3/21) 
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PSNA Legislative Day announcement
Registration is open -- Limited Seating: On Monday, April 24, 2017, nurses from across the state are encouraged to attend PSNA's annual Legislative Day to learn about legislative initiatives impacting the profession. Attendees will have the opportunity to educate and inform Pennsylvania's leaders with researched, reasoned information and facts. Join your colleagues in Harrisburg as we discuss: Safe Staffing, Nurse Delegation, and Updates to Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania. $10 PSNA members/$20 nonmembers/$5 students. Reserve your spot today.
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PSNA names new director of professional development
The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), representing more than 217,000 registered nurses in Pennsylvania, announced that Suzanne Wurster, MSN, RN, CEN, has been named Director of Professional Development. Wurster will oversee the management of continuing education and program development. Wurster comes to PSNA with more than nine years of experience teaching with Thomas Jefferson University, Lancaster General Health, and Chester County Hospital. Read more.
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