Spotlight on NPs

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

AANP member Ashley Guiliani, AANP Co-president Angela K. Golden, Region 4 Director Debra Varnam, and Vice President of State Government Affairs Taynin Kopanos contributed to an article on explaining the important role nurse practitioners will play in ensuring that patients get the high-quality, compassionate health care they need.  According to the article, “nurse practitioners can help meet the primary care needs of patients in rural, urban and suburban areas, particularly in light of a projected physician shortage. But barriers remain in the form of state, federal and private payer regulations that restrict APRN practice or reimbursement.”  Read more at

Congratulations to AANP member Marjorie Cypress who was named president of the Health Care & Education program for the American Diabetes Association.  Read more at

AANP members Lenore Wix, Kelly Bornefeld, Chaundrel Presley, Margaret Crouch, and Janice York and other members of the Macon County Advanced Practice Network welcomed Senator Mae Beavers and Representative Kelly Keisling to Macon County Tennessee to give the legislators “an inside look into primary care as delivered in their district.”   They hope this will help the legislators be better prepared to make informed decisions concerning issues relating to primary care and advanced practice nursing during the upcoming legislative session.  Read the full article at

One of New York state’s first nurse practitioner-led clinics was recently opened by AANP member Jennifer Facteau-Rabideau.  Congratulations, and good luck!  The article is available at

AANP member K.C. Arnold‘s career of helping people struggling with diabetes has resulted in her being named as one of the New Orleans Saints’ “Community Quarterback Award” winners for 2013.  She was nominated for the award by the American Diabetes Association, for which she has volunteered her time and expertise over the past 17 years.  Read the article at

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