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It’s About Florida: Nurse Practitioners

Lawmakers are considering legislation that would give nurses more authority to prescribe common medicines instead of reserving that privilege for doctors. They say as baby boomers age, more physicians will be needed and passing simpler tasks to nurses will help free them up. But others worry about the negative ramifications increasing a nurse’s scope of power could have.

Host: Trimmel Gomes

Florida House Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda (D-Tallahassee)
Florida Nursing Association Board Member Patricia Wahrenberger
Jay Millson, Executive Director of the Florida Association of Family Physicians