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VA Grants APRNs Full Practice Authority. Almost.

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After a comment period that spurred much debate and garnered 179,734 public comments, on Dec. 14 The Department of Veterans Affairs announced it is amending its provider regulations to all allow full practice authority to APRNs employed at the VA.

But not all of them.

The final rule will allow the VA's certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse practitioners to practice to the full extent of their education, training, and certification. The agency declined, however, to grant full practice authority to certified registered nurse anesthetists.

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