Nursing & Healthcare News
Closing in on NP Autonomy
A.B.890 passes both houses of the Legislature
In June, Working Nurse reported on A.B.890, a path-to-autonomy bill for California nurse practitioners. That bill now awaits the signature of Gov. Newsom.
Small Steps Forward
The battle for APRN autonomy in California has resulted in stalemate after stalemate, but independent practice for at least some California NPs now appears tantalizingly close to reality. An amended version of A.B.890, the path-to-autonomy bill the Assembly approved earlier this year, passed the State Senate on August 28.
As Working Nurse previously reported, this bill would not provide autonomy for all NPs, and its requirements for independent practice would be among the strictest in the nation, including national certification, completion of at least 4,600 hours of “transition to practice” experience and other requirements to be established by regulation.