NURS began in 1975 as a Massachusetts grassroots nursing organization representing the interests of advanced practice psychiatric nurses and the clients we serve.

The group was organized to promote independent nursing practice for psychiatric clinical nurse specialists (CNS). Initially known as Nurses United for Reimbursement of Services, the group lobbied successfully for the passage of law in 1986 that allowed psychiatric CNSs to receive third party reimbursement.

In 1987, another bill sponsored by NURS was passed granting clinical privileges and staff membership in health care facilities. CNSs gained authorization to sign for emergency involuntary hospitalization evaluations in 1989. In 1992, NURS co-sponsored a bill which granted prescriptive authority. The guardianship bill, also sponsored by NURS, was passed in 2002.

Today NURS is the only organization in the state of Massachusetts that exclusively represents the interests of advanced practice psychiatric nurses � both psychiatric clinical nurse specialists and psychiatric nurse practitioners.

 

Purpose of NURS

  • Provider Directory
  • Provide a presence and testimony as needed at the State House on bills pertinent to our professional work.
  • Consistent tracking of legislation relevant to the interests of NURS members.
  • Foster high standards of advanced nursing practice &education.
  • Promote the professional development of nurse clinicians.
  • Develop position statements on relevant issues.
  • Provide feedback and collective support to politicians who consistently advocate for our professional interests.
  • Increase involvement of NURS members with committee work to enhance efficacy and productivity.
Today is: 

EVENTS & IMPORTANT NEWS

EVENT:
NURS  Membership Meeting
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
9:00 AM - Noon

Wellesley Gateway
(map)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Wellesley, MA
617-509-3000

 
( Event Flyer )

Registration Fee:  $30
To register online CLICK HERE:
Or mail a check to:
NURS, PO Box 920711,
Needham, MA, 02492


NEWS UPDATE: FEBRUARY 2013



LEGISLATIVE  COMMITTEE UPDATE
(read more..... including Fact Sheet)

AN ACT TO INCREASE ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

FILED BY REPRESENTATIVE KAY KHAN FOR 2013-2014 SESSION


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Nurses United for Responsible Services
P.O. Box 920711   Needham, MA 02492

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