Testin recognized by American Association of Nurse Practitioners
For the City Times
MADISON – Senator Patrick Testin’s efforts to eliminate barriers that limit the practice of Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) in Wisconsin have earned him the 2022 State Award for Excellence from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP.)
An APRN is a registered nurse who has completed a master’s degree and hundreds of hours of clinical training, yet the State of Wisconsin denies them the ability to practice to the full extent of their training.
“Testin is the lead author of Senate Bill No. 394, which would correct this issue and lead to improved health care access in a state where more than one million people live in areas where health care professionals are in short supply,” a release from Testin’s office stated.
“I’m committed to empowering professionals to utilize the full extent of their skillset and training,” Testin said. “I’m grateful that these efforts to expand access to quality health care have earned the support of the AANP and of numerous health practitioners across Wisconsin.”
Senate Bill No. 394 passed the state Senate and awaits Assembly approval.