Will a Supreme Court ruling about teeth whitening send ripples through the health care industry?
More on the Supreme Court ruling regarding teeth whitening in NC, and potential implications for APRNs in GA.
"Rebecca Wheeler, the GNA past president, suggests the ruling may be a mixed blessing for those in the nursing profession.
'I think the decision is great for APRNs, but I am a little worried about what this means in order to protect our own RN scope of practice from medical technician or nursing assistant roles,' Wheeler says. "I feel like this is a bit of a double-edged sword for nursing.
'I'm not saying it's necessarily a bad thing [referring to the Supreme Court decision]. We probably need to be prepared to 'give a little' if we want APRNs to be able to practice to the full extent of their training in Georgia.'