Spotlight on NPs

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

Congratulations to AANP member, Dr. Jennifer Lemoine, a University of Louisiana Lafayette assistant professor of nursing and one of only eight faculty members in the country chosen to attend the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Faculty Policy Intensive Program focused on national health care and nursing issues.  Read the article.

AANP member Wendy Fletcher was pictured in an article about Kentucky Senate Bill 7 that removed the “Collaborative Agreement for Prescriptive Authority for Non-Scheduled Drugs.” “According to health-care advocate Sheila Schuster, the changes in the law, signed by the governor last week, will address what she calls the ‘unmet needs’ of thousands of Kentuckians.”

Allison Morrison, an AANP member, was interviewed by her local news station regarding the implementation of new nutrition labels.

AANP member Denise Evers-Rhoads was featured in an article about efforts to restore a monument commemorating Vietnam veterans.  Evers-Rhoads served as an Army nurse and continues to care for veterans as a nurse practitioner.

Practice what you preach by adding more physical activity to your daily routine, suggests first year nurse practitioner and AANP member Katrin Moskowitz.  She discusses her fitness concerns as a new NP.

Congratulations to AANP member Marjorie Cypress, who became president of Health Care and Education for the American Diabetes Association earlier this year.  AANP member Donna Tomky has worked with Cypress for more than a decade and said, “Marjorie tries to meet people on their level so they can better (integrate) those self-care behaviors to better manage their diabetes.”  Read the article.

AANP members Jenifer Eubanks and Kori Latham were featured in an article regarding the increasingly important role NPs play in Ohio’s health care system.

Congratulations to AANP member Sherrie Walker.  She designed a six-week weight loss program that resulted in the loss of more than 200 pounds by the group.  Read the article.

Congratulations to Dr. Kathy Morris, an AANP Fellow and project director of a three-year grant for nearly $769,000 to launch a new certificate program that offers advanced education and training for family nurse practitioners who work in rural and underserved areas. Read more.

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