Wisconsin APRN Coalition

Join the Wisconsin APRN Coalition

The WI APRN Coalition was formed to provide an efficient and effective method and process for assuring the passage of The APRN Modernization Act during the 2017-2018 Legislative Biennium.

The APRN Coalition wants to demonstrate to legislators:

  • That there are 4,360 APRNs practicing in Wisconsin who desire a clearer and more defined practice in Chapter 441 of the nursing statutes that support patient access, and safety.

The WI APRN Coalition wants to provide to their members:

  • Update information and “Call to Action” campaigns
  • A toolkit on grassroots advocacy for the APRN Modernization Act
  • Informational materials that can be shared with legislators
  • Sample letters for communicating with legislator

New APRN Legislation will address:

  • Separate license as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
  • Legal protection of the titles and initials:
    • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse & A.P.R.N.
    • Certified Nurse Midwife & C.N.M.
    • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist & C.R.N.A.
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist & C.N.S.
    • Nurse Practitioner & N.P.
  • Standards for school accreditation, national board certification, and educational degree
  • Standardized nomenclature of titles that conform with other states
  • Greater visibility of APRN practice and impact on patient access, quality, and effective care


Legislative Draft LRB 1538/P4

Graphics depicting new legislation

APRN Title Map

Coalition request for legislator co-sponsorship

Benefits of Membership

  • Lobbyist visibility at the State Capitol
  • Access to secure/password protected website
  • Report of latest activities
  • Grassroots Lobbying Toolkits, including sample letters and strategies for communicating with your legislators
  • Talking points
  • Name posted as a coalition member
  • See progress of coalition membership by legislative district (will be used to show legislators number of APRNs in their legislative district)
  • Discount on October 12, 2017 Wisconsin APRN Coalition Lobby Day
  • WI APRN Coalition Button

Joining the Coalition

You can sign-up online here to pay with credit card or check, or fill out the printable form and send it in with a check.

Joining the Coalition as a Group Organization

You can also support the passage of the APRN Modernization act by joining as a supporting organization. Learn more and fill out your application today!