Spotlight on NPs

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

Tara Whitmire, AANP member and legislative chairwoman of the Nebraska Nurse Practitioners was quoted in an article that explores renewed efforts to modernize  legislation in Nebraska and give patients full and direct access to the high quality health care that NPs provide.           

Congratulations to AANP member, Denise Ramponi, who received the Emergency Nurses Association’s Frank L. Cole Nurse Practitioner Award in recognition of excellence as an emergency nurse practitioner.  Learn more

AANP member Carol Perenchio  recently became the new Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Coordinator for Saint Anthony College of Nursing (SACN).  Read the press release.

Congratulations to three AANP members who are part of the inaugural Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research Ambassadors Program.  The group is comprised of “nursing and healthcare leaders that possess stellar research, leadership, and communication skills”, and includes AANP members Dr. Suzanne Bakken, Dr. Margaret Marie Cox and Dr. Cindy L. Munro.  Read the article.

AANP member Myra Tilson was pictured in an article regarding free health clinics altering their business plans as patients qualify for health insurance coverage.            

Dr. D’Ann Somerall, an AANP member, cleared up several misconceptions about head lice in a special back-to-school advisory.  Read the article.

Are you interested in learning more regarding ways that nurse practitioners can help states increase access to health care?  Check out “Full practice authority—Effecting change and improving access to care: The Nevada journey” by AANP Fellow Dr. Susan S. VanBeuge and AANP member Dr. Tomas Walker

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