UAPRN is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to healthcare for the citizens of Georgia. We support the advancement of the APRN role by addressing and promoting legislative and practice issues.

UAPRN is supporting the advancement of the APRN role in Georgia

UAPRN of GA began in 2006 and represents all APRNs (Advanced Practice Registered Nurses) in its promotion of APRN issues relating to legislative and practice areas and to support the advancement of the APRN role. We are a collective voice for all APRN’s in Georgia to promote collaboration and unification. We seek to educate the public regarding advanced nursing practice. We address legislative and political issues related to health care and barriers to advanced nursing practice in Georgia. We advocate for and provide accessible, quality health care for all Georgians. We provide professional role identification and mentorship to nursing colleagues, students, and new APRNs. We are organized to promote, support and perform nursing research that includes practice, management, and legislative issues. JOIN US! 

Learn How SB321 Changes Your APRN Position

Effective January 1, some restrictions on Georgian APRN has been lifted. Learn more about the protocols and what this means for you. 

of UAPRN Georgia

Dr. Michelle Alyson Nelson, Ph.D., RN, MS, FNP-BC

Dr. Michelle A. Nelson is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Georgia State University School of Nursing where she teaches Basic Skills and Health Assessment in the undergraduate program as well as Research, Ethics, and Policy in the graduate programs.

of UAPRN Georgia

Ashley Blackmon, MS, CCRN, FNP-C

Ashley Blackmon is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who currently sees advanced heart failure patients. She enjoys this subspecialty because it includes heart transplants as well as multi-disciplinary management. She is passionate about all aspects of healthcare.

A message from the State President:

Recently, a number of UAPRN members and colleagues were subjected to racist and threatening remarks made by a hacker during a Zoom call.  We do not yet know the identity of the hacker or how this person was able to gain access to a private online meeting.  We have reported the incident to the authorities, who have assured us they will thoroughly investigate the situation.  It is our hope that the hacker will be identified and brought to justice.  In the meantime, the crucial work of UAPRN will continue, because our experience, commitment and passion for what we do are needed more than ever.

Michelle Nelson, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC, State President of UAPRN Georgia

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