NAPNAP Response to the AMA

July 31, 2023

NAPNAP Responds to AMA Call for Joint Oversight

The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) supports the response by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) to the American Medical Association (AMA) resolution calling for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to be jointly regulated by boards of medicine and boards of nursing. 

The NAPNAP response strongly opposes the AMA House of Delegate’s recent adoption of an updated policy that calls for certified nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, certified nurse midwives, and clinical nurse specialists to be licensed and regulated jointly by the state medical and nursing boards. This recommendation is another attempt by the AMA to erect unnecessary barriers that limit patients’ choice and access to care.

PNCB-certified APRNs are vital to the delivery of safe, accessible, high-quality care for children, teens, and young adults. PNCB applauds NAPNAP for acting swiftly, both to address the issue and to keep nursing professionals and health consumers at the core of the discussion. 

Read NAPNAP's response here. 


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