Spotlight on NPs

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

Did you know that nurse practitioners fill many roles (other than primary care provider)?  This article by AANP member Dr. Deonne Benedict lists many roles that NPs currently fill, encompassing practice, systems, populations, policy, and more. Prepare to be amazed!

In this news piece, AANP member Connie Ash describes the unconventional path she took to opening her own private practice clinic in Blytheville, Arkansas.

Massachusetts is considering updating outmoded legislation to allow NPs in that state to practice to the full scope of their experience and clinical training.  “Competency does not change with state boundaries,” said Stephanie Ahmed, AANP member and president of the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners. AANP member Kaitlin Thomas-Frost is also featured in the article.

Drug and device manufacturers will be required to report payments or transfers of value to advanced practice nurses practicing in Connecticut beginning in January 2015, under new legislation signed May 8 that makes Connecticut the first state to adopt such a mandate. AANP member and chair of the Connecticut Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses (CCAPN) Lynn Rapsilber was quoted.

Check out this Op-Ed in the Deseret News regarding the benefits of Medicaid state plan amendments in Utah.  The article was written by AANP member Danielle Pendergrass.

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