Spotlight on NPs

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

Katherine Skiff, an AANP member, was featured in a Washington Post article about the popularity of convenient care clinics in retail chains.  According to the article, “Several trends are driving the expansion of health care into retail stores — including pharmacies, big-box stores and grocery stores — and some of those trends will be accelerated by the Affordable Care Act.”

AANP member and program director for West Texas A&M University,  Holly Jeffreys, shares her experiences opening a rural health care clinic to provide care for an under-served community.

AANP member Susan Thaller was featured in an article that explains how clinics led by nurse practitioners are filling patient care needs.

In 26 years as a Navy nurse practitioner, AANP member Brad Briscoe functioned as an independent health care provider.  He and other nurse practitioners were not required to work under a supervising physician.  But when Briscoe retired from the military and began his civilian medical career, he ran into the wall of Florida’s restrictions on nurse practitioner authority.  Read how updating archaic practice legislation could help solve health care challenges in Florida.

Congratulations to AANP member Michael Willis who was named Evidence Based Champion during Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s inaugural Nursing Research Day.  Dr. Willis was recognized as an expert clinician, role model, mentor, and presenter.

AANP member Kristie B. Rosser has teamed up with veterinarian Dr. Carolyn McGuire to teach a series of seminars about oxidative stress and inflammation reduction solutions to people and their pets.  Read more.

“For us to meet the growing health care needs, address geographic disparities in health care access, and bring down the cost of care, I believe South Carolina needs to follow the research and allow patients full and direct access to nurse practitioner services,” AANP member Dr. Kahlil Demonbreun told reporters.

Sunday’s edition of the CBS show “60 Minutes” featured AANP members Teresa Gardner and Paula Meade and their nonprofit clinic, The Health Wagon, which provides health care to rural, under-served communities.

Good luck to AANP member Peggy Schuelke, who has formally announced her candidacy for a District 4 seat in the South Dakota House of Representatives.

AANP member Joanne McLaughlin was featured in an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that explains how restrictive practice legislation, including collaborative agreements, negatively impact patient access to vital nurse practitioner services.

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