What People Are Saying about the APRN Modernization Act


APRNs are knowledgeable, compassionate, and highly educated; they are a critical element of our health care workforce. Twenty-six states – as politically diverse as Connecticut and Utah – plus the District of Columbia have enacted reforms similar to what we are proposing. Wisconsin must recognize that APRNs are qualified to heal.
Senator Patrick Testin
As a representative from rural Wisconsin and a nurse with more than three decades of experience, I know how vital this bill is to cutting red tape and improving access. More than one million Wisconsinites live in an area with a shortage of healthcare professionals – that has to change.
Representative Gae Magnafici, RN
The State of Wisconsin recognized our value and our qualifications during the pandemic. Now, some folks in government are content with us sliding backward. That’s unacceptable. The APRN Modernization Act moves us forward.
Senator Rachael Cabral-Guevara, FNP-BC
Our skills and experience as former ICU nurses were called upon regularly these past few years during the COVID pandemic. We should be empowered to practice to the full extent of our training. ———
Jenna Palzkill, MNA, CRNA, APNP;
President WIANA 2022–2023
Wisconsin has a crisis in access to health care. This bill will increase access to underserved communities throughout the state and help address Wisconsin’s shameful racial disparities. Additionally, this bill will help give families more options for childbirth which will result in better maternal and infant health outcomes.
Senator Kelda Roys
Research repeatedly demonstrates that APRNs provide increased access to safe, high-quality care with equivalent outcomes to their physician counterparts. This is why they are in such high demand.
Gina Dennik-Champion, MSN, RN, MSHA;
Executive Director of the
Wisconsin Nurses Association
APRNs are prepared to meet the health care needs of the residents of Wisconsin. This bill removes barriers to access to healthcare for the states’ most vulnerable rural and urban citizens.
Lisa Hanson, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN,
Wisconsin Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives