Advanced Practice Nurses 
                   of New Jersey


 Advocating for Healthcare Quality and Access to Care for NJ Residents 
APN-NJ (Advanced Practice Nurses of New Jersey) 

is a Grassroots advocacy coalition of APNs, nurses and citizens in concert with our state nursing organization who are committed to improving healthcare in the state by removing scope of practice barriers.  APNs are a solution to the healthcare access crisis.

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Governor Signs Muñoz Bill Allowing 

APNs To Determine Cause Of Death 

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation Assembly Deputy Republican Leader Nancy F. Muñoz sponsors to allow an attending advanced nurse practitioner (APN) to determine their patients' cause of death was signed into law by Gov. Christie. 

"As the patient's primary treating health professional, the APN is often with the patient at time of death which is a very emotional time for family members," said Muñoz, R-Union, Morris and Somerset. "APNs are trained professionals who are licensed to treat, order tests, make referrals to surgeons, diagnose and manage long-term illnesses.  It's not only appropriate it's common sense to allow the attending APN to make such a call.  This new law will help families move forward." 

The bill, A1319/S1152, allows an APN to determine the cause of death and execute the death certification of a patient when the nurse is the patient's primary caregiver and the collaborating physician is not available.  

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