Spotlight on NPs

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

This month, several AANP Fellows were inducted into the National Academies of Practice (NAP) as distinguished practitioners or scholars in nursing. “Distinguished practitioners and scholars are elected by their peers from ten different health professions.  NAP is dedicated to supporting affordable, accessible, coordinated quality healthcare for all.”  Pictured below from left to right are Patricia Pearce, Mary Ellen Roberts, Judith Berg, Mary Anne Dumas, and Karen Lee Dick.  Not pictured is Kathleen Miller.  Congratulations to all for receiving this prestigious honor!


AANP member Kerry Palakanis wrote an article that explains some of the everyday challenges associated with providing health care to patients who live in rural areas in Maryland. As a part of Nursing Week, AANP member Teresa Valerio is scheduled to speak about sleeping disorders this evening at Illinois State University.  “Valerio was recently awarded the Illinois Board of Higher Education Nurse Educator Fellowship. She was the first board-certified nurse in the behavioral sleep medicine practice and hopes to educate others on the important issue of insomnia.”  Read more. Medication is not the only solution for many patients’ needs, according to AANP member Brian Moore.  In an article that explores diagnosis and treatment protocols, Moore explains how he uses a holistic approach to assess patients and prescribe appropriate treatment regimens.

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