President Of Board Of Nursing Resigns

The president of the Wisconsin Board of Nursing has resigned to protest a veto from Governor Tony Evers.

Evers vetoed a bill that would have allowed registered nurses to be licensed as advanced practice nurses in Wisconsin.

In his resignation letter, Dr. Peter Kallio sad Evers’ decision “appeared politically motivated to appease a small group of doctors who want to dictate nursing practice.”

Kallio, whose terms was to expire in July, said the veto makes the nursing board “ineffective.” Evers said the legislation, which would have allowed RNs to issue prescriptions, could potentially omit doctors from patient care. The bill was opposed by groups representing doctors, and supported by groups representing nurses.