25th Annual legislative update: Evidence-based practice reforms improve access to APRN carePhillips, Susanne J. MSN, FNP-BCNurse Practitioner: 10 January 2013 - Volume 38 - Issue 1 - p 18–42 doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000423380.32036.33 Feature: NP SCOPE OF PRACTICE: AN NP EXCLUSIVE Abstract In Brief Author Information Abstract: The 2012 legislative session marked significant accomplishments for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) across the country. Despite attempts by medical boards and state physician organizations to limit current practice authority, APRNs succeeded in improving access to APRN care in several states. The Annual Legislative Update describes the legislative issues that have the most impact on nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses across the country. Susanne J. Phillips is an associate clinical professor and program coordinator at the University of California, in Irvine, CA. © 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.