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27 Feb, 14 tweets, 7 min read
Peeps, Texas is next on the chopping block for FPA. NPs are at it again, trying to pass legislation(HB 2029) so they can practice unsupervised. If there was ever a time to stand up against, this is it. Physicians from all over, write letters or call Texas
2)legislators. NPs in this forum who oppose FPA, this is your time to put your money where your mouth is. It is not enough to say you don't support it then sit back on your laurels. Write/call the legislators and let them know. I have listed their contact info. Klick is a lost Image
3)cause--she is the sponsor of the bill. I encourage the public who don't support nurses practicing medicine unsupervised to contact these house members as well. MS legislators had the good sense to recognize that they needed to get more information before passing a bill that
4)will affect their constituents--for years. So they shelved their bill last week. TX NPDB data reveals that the number of adverse actions(lawsuits)against NPs between 2013-2016 has increased NINE FOLD!! For those who don't know, the National Practitioner Data Bank(NPDB) is an
5)online warehouse that collects malpractice data/adverse actions agains health care professionals(HCPs). TX is a supervised state. If actions against NPs have increased 9X over a 3 year period, what the hell do you think is going to happen when they are unsupervised? Why aren't
6)the TX legislators more concerned why? Could it be that nurses with master's degrees(NPs) cannot actually practice medicine unsupervised because THEY ARE NOT TRAINED IN THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE? Could it be that the majority of NPs being graduated today are from degree
7)mills which do not prepare them to practice at as NPs, let alone as physician substitutes? Are the legislators aware that Walden, one of the most popular degree mills responsible for a large number of unprepared NPs in the workforce, is currently being investigated by the
8)DOJ under the False Claims Act? That they are alleged to misled the nursing accrediting body, CCNE, and the U.S. Dept. of Education about honoring their fiduciary duty to their NP students' education? That they made promises they may not have delivered? highereddive.com/news/justice-d…
9) I implore the TX legislators to reconsider passage of this bill. Do your homework. Read "Patients at Risk" so that you can see that the data the AANP claims proves that NPs have "equal or better outcomes" than physicians is flawed. Ask yourself, does it makes sense that Image
10)nurses with master's degrees, obtained online in 2 years(or 3 if entry-level), with no medical education whatsoever, is equivalent to a physician with an actual medical degree? It wouldn't matter if NPs went to a brick-and-mortar and achieved their advanced education the right
11)way, it does not change the fact that they have no FORMAL medical education. What they learn on the job is neither formal nor objective, it is only as good as the person doing the teaching. It is inconsistent and there is no way to standardize competency. If this type of
12)"training" qualified people to work as doctors, there would have been no need for the Flexner Report which changed the course of medical education to what we see today. I ask every single one of you legislators, who is the NP caring for you or your family? If you don't use NPs
13)in your care, why not? If it is not good enough for you, then why is it ok for your constituents? NO ON HB 2029 @pppforpatients @amytownsendmd @RDBobbyGuerra @stevefortx @GFColeman @VoteLizCampos @NicoleCollier95 @JaceyJetton @TomOliverson @FourPriceTX @Reggie4Tx @ErinForYall

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