a statewide initiative to advocate and act with one voice to advance nursing and to meet the healthcare needs of the Commonwealth

The Kentucky Nurses Action Coalition is part of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a joint initiative of AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Campaign is working to transform health care through nursing.

The Kentucky Nurses Association (KNA) recognized collaborative work with the Kentucky Center for Nursing (KCN) in the KCN historic pass of bylaws and structure change to be in alignment as “an arm of KNA”.  Pictured below are several KCN and KNA colleagues who were present at the KNA Conference on November 1st in Louisville, KY.

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Left to right: Marcia Hern, Loretta Elder, Shannon Allen, Janie Heath, Kathy Hager, Patty Spurr and Marsha Woodall



Kentucky Nurses Action Coalition members, Despite our collective best efforts, HB 445 and SB 89 “died” in committee. Fortunately, SB 260 also died in committee this session!

The KY Coalition for Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives will count this as DAY ONE in lobbying for our bills in the 2019 session. Our collective calls and emails and meetings with legislators change minds. Kentucky’s nurses were phenomenally effective in getting HB 445 HEARD in committee. As Sheila Schuster says “Celebrate every victory!”

Kentucky Nurses Action Coalition would like to extend a huge thanks and appreciation to our sponsors, who help us continue to advocate for Kentucky’s healthcare needs.

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