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GNA Releases 2018 Legislative Priorities

Monday, November 6, 2017   (0 Comments)
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GNA Releases 2018 Legislative Priorities


On October 28, 2017, GNA hosted its Biennial Membership Assembly at the GNA Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. At the Assembly, an assortment of GNA Members representing different nursing specialties and organizations convened to witness the swearing in of the new 2017-2019 Board of Directors, and to vote and approve the GNA 2018 Legislative Priorities. Thank you all the members who attended for your presence and contribution. It is with great enthusiasm that we present to you the 2018 Legislative Priorities! 


For questions or comments regarding the GNA 2018 Legislative Priorities, please contact Tim Davis, Director of Membership, or GNA lobbyists Wendi Clifton and Cindy Shephard at the contact information provided below. 






Nurses Working to Increase Access to Care


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. 


Established to Care,

Created to Relive Suffering…




The Georgia Nurses Association is the leading advocate for nurses in the state – with an emphasis on legislative advocacy, continuing education and professional development for its professionals. 

GNA was founded in 1907.  Our membership is comprised of practicing nursing professionals (minimally licensed at the RN level) and academicians who prepare Georgia’s nurses to care for patients.  

GNA’s mission is to help shape the future of professional nursing for a healthier Georgia. 


GNA’s promise to the 155,000 licensed professional nurses in Georgia is to provide opportunities for growth through energizing experiences, empowering insight and essential resources. 



Contact the Georgia Nurses Association



Wendi Clifton, GNA Lobbyist


Cindy Shephard, GNA Lobbyist


Tim Davis, Director of Membership • 404-325-5536


3032 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta GA 30329

• 404-325-5536 •


3032 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA., 30329-2655


P: (404) 325-5536
F: (404) 325-0407

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