Nurses again ask for autonomy from physicians

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson addressed a group of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Wednesday, March 22, 2023, in the Governor Office Building in Jefferson City. They  attended an informational meeting before going to the Capitol to see their legislators.
Julie Smith/News Tribune photo: Missouri Gov. Mike Parson addressed a group of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Wednesday, March 22, 2023, in the Governor Office Building in Jefferson City. They attended an informational meeting before going to the Capitol to see their legislators.

Missouri has to do a better job of improving residents' health upstream, Gov. Mike Parson told nurses Wednesday morning.

Speaking in front of hundreds of nurses gathered for advocacy day, Parson said the state is challenged to keep great nurses in Missouri, to make sure they're paid enough and to relieve...