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Ways and Reasons

As nurse leaders, all APRNs play an essential role in understanding and advocating for health policy. New government officials, new bill proposals, and outside interests have the potential of altering the direction of health care every day, emphasizing the need for APRNs to stay abreast on current affairs and actively participate in decision making in order to protect their practice and their patients.

The resources below provide an opportunity to learn more about ways to get involved as well as  state and national health policies impacting your practice. 


Juneau February 2020.  Carrie Doyle CNS, 2020 APRN Alliance President, Cathy Giessell FNP, Current Alaska State Senate President, Marisa Bune, CNP, 2021 President elect- APRN Alliance.

Ways to Get Involved
  • Join and get involved with your state professional organization (ANPA, AKANA, AAACNM, or Alaska CNS) 

  • Write to your state or federal legislators regarding a policy bill.

  • Attend an Alaska APRN Alliance meeting

  • Tell the AK APRN Alliance board of your interest! 

Alaska State Resources
National Resources
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