ASNC Comments on Proposal to Expand Role of VHA Nurses

In comments  submitted to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) last month, ASNC stressed the importance of comprehensive, specialized training pursuant to both COCATS and Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirements that all clinicians should receive before interpreting images for patient care. 
Responding to a proposal that would give VHA-employed advanced practice registered nurse (APRNs) full practice authority, including the ability to order, perform, supervise and interpret imaging studies, ASNC acknowledged the challenges the VHA faces in providing high-quality, timely care to veterans and removing barriers to access but emphasized that care must be provided by highly skilled professionals who have specialized training and the clinical expertise to handle complex patients.
Read ASNC's comments.