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FAU Nursing Students Participate in ‘Rally to Tally’

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (April 5, 2010) - Six family nurse practitioner (FNP) students from Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing recently participated in “Rally to Tally,” an event held in Tallahassee, sponsored by the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network and twenty-eight county grassroots nurse practitioner (NP) groups from around the state.  Over two hundred nurse practitioners gathered to “rally” in support of a “patient care access bill” that presents legislation to help NP’s provide full access to care for patients, which they maintain would reduce health care costs.

Dr. Josie Weiss, PNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, associate professor and FNP program clinical coordinator in the College of Nursing, accompanied the Treasure Coast campus-based students on the trip. “This experience provided a broader perspective of the mechanism of the Florida legislature and the necessity for being politically active if change is to take place to improve access to care for citizens in Florida,” said Weiss.


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