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September 16, 1950

The Facilitation of Interstate Movement of Registered Nurses

JAMA. 1950;144(3):284. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920030072050

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This book fills a need for readily available information on the status of interstate licensure in the forty-eight states, the District of Columbia, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. It attempts to locate, interpret and suggest possible solutions for problems of licensure which concern the interstate movement of registered nurses.

The review of the historical development of the legal control of nursing practice reveals the origins of the present problems of licensure. A knowledge of the factors which through the years have influenced legal control and those efforts which have already been made to eliminate or minimize these controls should serve as a guide toward a more successful approach in the future. Furthermore, the author offers her recommendations for action by interested groups.

Every nurse should be acquainted with the problems with which this book deals, since they can directly influence her future livelihood. The book should be included in all

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