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Florida Nurses Association praises “huge victory” for nurse practitioners, physician assistants

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The Florida Nurses Association applauded lawmakers Friday for passing a bill allowing advanced registered nurse practitioners and physician assistants to prescribe controlled substances, a measure the group had put before the legislature for 22 years. “It’s been a long battle, and well worth the fight,’’ said FNA Executive Director Willa Fuller in a news release. “The passage of this bill is a huge victory for nurses and patients.” Sponsored by Sebring Republican Rep. Cary Pigman, a physician, and Miami Shores…

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