Spotlight on NPs

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

AANP Fellow Mary Ellen Roberts was featured in a Seton Hall University article about caring for the aged.  Dr. Roberts told the author that eliminating limitations to NP practice will help ensure that seniors have the ability to choose their care. Read the article at

Congratulations to AANP member and Navy Capt. Jennifer L. Vedral-Baron who assumed directorship of the award-winning Fort Belvoir Community Hospital this month in a ceremony that featured the melding of both Navy and Army traditions.  Read the article at 

AANP member Tish Guldborg was featured in an article about the popularity of nurse practitioners.  The article is available at

Congratulations to AANP Fellows Debra Barksdale, Susan Adams and Patricia Clinton and AANP member Vicki Keough who were named to the list of 100 Inspiring Nursing Professors to Watch in 2014.  View the full list at

AANP member and chair of the Kansas APRN Task Force, Merilyn Douglass, was featured in an article that explains why NPs are seeking full practice authority in Kansas.   “The biggest barrier that the signed physician agreement presents is in starting a practice,” Douglass told reporters.  “If we want to improve access to care for Kansans, we need more providers out there so that patients can call and get an appointment in a reasonable period of time. Patients deserve access to care, not to have to wait months to establish with a physician.”  Read the article at

Diann Nelson-Houser, an AANP member, was featured in an article about “, an information-based website conceived and developed by Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in Ohio.  [The site] seeks to shed light on common questions, concerns and options for Ohioans to consider as they navigate their health care.”  The article is available at

AANP member Anne Weinberger wrote an important article from the perspective of a palliative care nurse practitioner that begins a conversation regarding advance directives.  You may view the article at

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