Spotlight on NPs

Spotlight on NPs is a weekly article that highlights exciting achievements and activities of American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) members.

Progress has been made in removing barriers to nurse practitioner practice, according to AANP president Dr. Kenneth Miller, AANP Fellow Dr. Margaret O’Donnell, and AANP member and president of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) Dr. Lisa Byrd.  Read the article , and visit AANP’s Advocacy Center to learn more about current legislative issues that could impact NP practice in your state.

Congratulations to four AANP members who were recognized by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) for exceptional professional practice, innovation, leadership and advocacy in emergency nursing. According to ENA’s press release, “Health care professionals nominate colleagues who are extraordinary practitioners and continually go above and beyond the call of duty in emergency nursing.” AANP members among the award recipients are Denise Ramponi, Vicki A. Keough, Kay Ella Bleecher and Jennifer Granata.

AANP member Dr. Mary Chesney became the 38th president of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) on July 1. According to NAPNAP’s announcement, “Dr. Chesney will focus her one-year term on federal and state health policy and improving patient access to pediatric nurse practitioners.” Read more.

Wow!  Several AANP members and Fellows made this list of 25 Top Nurse Practitioner Program Professors. Congratulations to all!

Happy 10th anniversary to The Journal for Nurse Practitioners (JNP)!  Marilyn W. Edmunds, AANP member and Editor in Chief of the JNP, wrote an editorial commemorating the journal’s 10th anniversary and celebrating the public’s increasing awareness of nurse practitioners and the NP role.  AANP Region 1 Director Dr. Donald Gardenier is mentioned in the article.

Congratulations to AANP Fellow Dr. Kathleen Haycraft, who was named 2014 Alumni of the Year at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  Read more.

AANP member and vice president of the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners & Nurse Midwives, Beth Partin, was quoted in a Kaiser Health News article regarding changes to NP practice legislation in KY.  The article also ran in USA Today and the Washington Post.

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