Spotlight On NPs

Spotlight on NPs is a weekly article that highlights exciting achievements and activities of AANP members.

Congratulations to AANP member Brendan Keys who was named the 2013 Nurse Practitioner of the Year by the Nurse Practitioner Association of Long Island in recognition of his dedication and service to the field. Read more at http://www.newsday.com/long-island/li-life/winner-brendan-j-keys-1.6727218

AANP member Thad Wilson was named executive associate dean of the University of Iowa College of Nursing.  Read more at http://now.uiowa.edu/2014/01/wilson-named-executive-associate-dean-ui-college-nursing

Listen to Cindy Cooke, recording secretary of the AANP Board of Directors, as she explains the important role nurse practitioners will play in providing millions of newly insured Americans with medical care.  http://www.kuaf.org/content/advanced-practice-registered-nursing

Congratulations to AANP Fellow Susan Kendig who was named the 2013 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year for her work to improve women’s health.  http://blogs.umsl.edu/news/2013/12/11/noy/

AANP member Cynthia Mailloux, professor and chair of the Department of Nursing at Misericordia University, was recognized by the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute for her six years of service on the board of directors.  http://www.pahomepage.com/story/misericordia-university-department-of-nursing-chai/d/story/fjk0vjALxUK1vxu3_IlYcQ

Brett Snodgrass, AANP member and author of the NP Mom blog, reminded patients nationwide to “Double check, don’t double up on medicines containing acetaminophen.” As a national spokesperson for the Acetaminophen Coalition and the Know Your Dose Campaign, she was featured in radio and print spots.   Read more at http://www.arthritisconnect.com/know-your-dose/using-acetaminophen-safely and http://thenpmom.wordpress.com/

Dr. Angela Golden, co-president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners also acted as a national spokesperson for the Acetaminophen Coalition.  She reminded reporters that it is especially important to check medication labels, “Because acetaminophen is in so many over-the-counter and prescription drugs, that includes many of the cough, cold and flu formulations.”  More than 600 over-the-counter and prescription medications contain acetaminophen.  Read more at http://nj1015.com/double-check-dont-double-up-on-acetaminophen-audio/

AANP member Grace Chapman was featured in a report about how a new clinic is serving patients who would have otherwise visited emergency rooms. Read the article at http://www.nwcn.com/news/washington/Capitol-Hill-clinic-offers-alternative-to-expensive-ER-visit-237910221.html

If you would like to share your good news with your colleagues, please email socialmedia@aanp.org.

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