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Nurses Working to Increase Access to Care

The Georgia Nurses Association will work to ensure that patients have access to healthcare for which nurses have been trained.  The licensure compact helps ensure that nurses who have been trained to provide care are able to do so without unnecessary delay.  Nurses should receive reciprocity when they have met recognized standards of practice.  If discipline is required, the state of Georgia retains the right to revoke any nurse’s privileges who does not operate under the recognized standard of care for Georgia health professionals.  


By supporting legislation for reciprocity of licensure, GNA will be the leading organization helping address Georgia’s nursing shortage. 


GNA will encourage the creation of a tax credit for taxpayers who are licensed physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, or physician assistants who provide uncompensated community based preceptorship training to medical students, advanced practice registered nurse students or physician assistant students.


Nurse’s Duty to Relieve Suffering

Rural patients often need medical care for which they lack access.  With careful study, prudent examination, and partnership with vested stakeholders, the GNA will work to ensure that patients have unencumbered access to care and that nurses have the freedom to assist and relieve suffering based on their training. 


Support Nurses

The GNA hosts the Peer Assistance Program which assists nursing professionals who have struggled with substance abuse.  GNA will work to ensure that funding is provided to this program to ensure that our professionals receive the assistance they need to return to service. 



Contact the Georgia Nurses Association



Wendi Clifton, GNA Lobbyist


Cindy Shephard, GNA Lobbyist


Tim Davis, Director of Membership • 404-325-5536, ext. 107


Charlotte Baez-Diaz, Communications Manager • 404-325-5536, ext. 101


3032 Briarcliff Rd, Atlanta Ga 30329 • 404-325-5536 •



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