Spotlight on NPs

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

At the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) 2013 Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Lecture in Washington, D.C., AANP member Carmen Alvarez told reporters that “more states are coming to the realization that they need to allow nurse practitioners to practice as independent providers.”  Read more about the meeting at

AANP member Susan Delean-Botkin spoke about the importance of independent practice authority for nurse practitioners and told attendees at the IOM lecture that in order to comply with a 24-hour deadline to get a physician’s signature on a patient’s death certificate, she physically searched for him on a river where he was fishing, got his signature, and headed back to her office.  Read more at

It’s not too late to get a flu shot, AANP member Susan Adamson told viewers of a local news station.  View the video at

There are 80,000 alcohol-related deaths per year, according to a local news feature.  AANP member Kendra Ulicki cautions viewers about the dangers of alcohol abuse at

AANP member Jackie McCoy was featured in an article that describes a nurse practitioner’s role.  The article explains that nurse practitioners serve in a variety of areas including cardiology, emergency, family practice, oncology, pediatrics, women’s health and more.  The article is available at

Kathy Morris, an AANP Fellow, explained that nurse practitioners master a variety of skills in order to provide excellent care to their patients.  The role of NPs is expected to increase, and NPs are prepared for the challenge.  Read the article at

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