Spotlight on NPs

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

Congratulations to AANP Fellow and Dean of the University of Indianapolis School of Nursing Anne Thomas, who began a two-year term as president-elect of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF).  Read the article.

Check out “Girl Talk” with insider tips on women’s health from AANP member Carol Caico, a “pro in-the-know.”

Congratulations to Dianne Morrison-Beedy, AANP Fellow and dean of the University of South Florida College of Nursing, who was selected for the Fulbright Educators Program in France.  Read the full story.

Rolla Daily News interviewed AANP member Jinna Lisenbe in a Q&A session about her life as a nurse practitioner.

Sharolyn Dihigo, AANP member and clinical assistant professor in the UT Arlington College of Nursing, recently examined available research to determine whether primary care providers should add a mental health screening to well visits for teenage patients. Her conclusion was that a simple paper test called a CES-DC would be a reliable, quick way of determining whether the practitioner should refer a teen for mental health support.

Last week was National Nurses Week, and May is National Stroke Month. Did you know that more than 36 million Americans are afflicted with migraines, and new research shows some sufferers could be at an increased risk of stroke? AANP member Kimberly Oas is featured.

AANP member Ruth Wiley was pictured in a Stateline article regarding increasing access to health care.  Information from an AARP Public Policy report about preventive health services is highlighted in the article. “The [AARP] study, which was in the field from 2010-2011, found that fewer than one out of three midlife adults were up-to-date with recommended preventive services.”

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