Nurses make final push for APRN prescribing authority [MO]
"The Missouri Nurses Association (MONA) is actively lobbying for the passage of legislation that would allow Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to have prescriptive authority with Schedule II medications. Currently, APRNs can prescribe Schedule III-V.
Nurses are encouraging legislators to vote yes on the bills, assuming they reach the floor in the remaining days, allowing increased access to care for consumers, especially in rural and urban underserved areas. Nurses contend delays in care not only hurt consumers, but place added stress on family caregivers, who are all too often overwhelmed with bearing the brunt of providing and overseeing the care of a loved one."