Category Archives: Monthly Morsels

Robyn’s Monthly Morsel

If you’re like me, it’s not easy to get a warm dinner on the table after work five nights a week so when I found a local, sustainable and affordable way to make this happen, I was over the moon!

I learned about WECO through a friend early into lockdown, when work acuity and volume were high. I was craving hearty meals with more variety as I didn’t have time to prepare dinners for myself given my increased patient load.  
Life definitely changed for the better when WECO and I became great friends. Some of my recent favorite meals have been the surf and turf, their fresh pasta ramen and of course any meal that comes with their famous garlic bread or lime tortilla chips. 

I encourage you to check them out! 

Monthly Morsel

Massachusetts Nurse Practitioners Are Granted Full Practice Authority! We did it!

As a Nurse Practitioner, I am excited to share that on January 1st, 2021 Governor Charlie Baker signed into law, An Act Promoting a Resilient Health Care System That Puts Patients First. This makes Massachusetts the 23rd state in the nation to pass FPA (full practice authority) legislation for Nurse Practitioners!

This means in the state of Massachusetts, Nurse Practitioners with over two years of experience may work independently, benefitting patients by offering shorter wait times and more accessibility across the board in health care.

This achievement represents an 8-year legislative effort and the contributions of countless individuals.

From the founding members of the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners (MCNP), to the dedicated MCNP volunteers who championed this fight and never gave up; the members who supported this work and engaged with legislators; the bill sponsors; the incredible lobbying teams over the past 25 years; institutional, organizational, and nursing supporters; key legislators; and state leaders – we are grateful to many for this Herculean effort.

We can rejoice in this incredible victory for patients and what we were able to accomplish together.

~ Taken from the MCNP e-blast on 1/1/2021