We are the only professional association that aggressively pursues legislation on behalf of all registered nurses in North Carolina. Simply put, we are your voice at the General Assembly. NCNA stands up for patients and supports the nursing profession on key issues critical to our future.
NCNA maintains a legislative alert center to provide valuable information about the General Assembly, legislative session, and bills and actions that are key to the nursing profession and your practice.
Why Does It Take So Long To Pass A Bill?
During our 2020 Annual Convention, NCNA member Rep. Gale Adcock talked about the complexities of passing legislation and the hurdles that even non-controversial bills must clear. This goes to the heart of why some of our legislative priorities, such as full practice authority for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, require so much sustained effort. We’re posting her comments on our website with her permission. We hope you find it valuable!