APRNs Lobby at Statehouse
The nurse practitioner/certified nurse midwife lobby day at the SC Statehouse on April 17 was a huge success. The SC Coalition for Access to Health Care, an organization made up of the state’s advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) and the SC Nurses Association, organized a day for APRNs to meet with state legislators to let them know the important contributions APRNs are making in the delivery of health services to the citizens of South Carolina. More than 50 nurse practitioners (NP) and certified nurse midwives (CNM) from around the state participated.
The College of Nursing was represented by Sharon Bond, PhD, CNM, associate professor, and Rory Brodie, DNP student. They shook hands with representatives and handed out business cards. The NPs and CNMs sat in the galley of the Statehouse and were applauded and recognized by state representatives. During her statehouse visit, Sharon ran into several CON graduates who have gone into practice since graduation. She was pleased to see that they had made the time and effort to lobby for their profession.