Spotlight on NPs

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

Congratulations to AANP members Jonel Gomez of Florida and Robert Welch of Nevada who were invited by the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Nursing to be guest faculty and lecturers at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital in Hong Kong. Read this article for more information.

AANP member Liz Findley wrote a public service article about the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in her county.  She discussed symptoms and disease management.  The informative article is available at

In an article about the expanding role of nurse practitioners, AANP member Ivy Alexander explained that NPs “…are extraordinarily well prepared to provide primary care. They are trained in managing multiple types of health problems and in promoting a healthy lifestyle. With the current challenges in patient care, I can only see the role of the nurse practitioner increasing.”

NPs were well-represented to the Foundation of Associated Industries of Florida Health Care Affordability Summit.  Current and former AANP elected leadership met with key Florida stakeholders.   Taynin Kopanos, AANP Vice President of State Government Affairs, served on a workforce panel. (see photo below)


Pictured above:  Jean Aertker (AANP Region 11 Director), Doreen Cassarino (former AANP Florida State Rep.), and Gail Sadler (current AANP Florida State Rep.)

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