Spotlight on NPs

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

AANP member Leslie Sharpe is caring for patients in rural North Carolina, an area that many feel is experiencing a health care crisis.  Read more about the important care nurse practitioners provide patients in under-served communities and throughout the nation.

AANP member Kerry Dorius was featured in an article that explains how telemedicine has extended health care to patients in rural Alaska.  U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski visited the Hope Clinic to observe the positive impact the facility is making.

Congratulations to AANP member Dr. Colleen Ann Leners and Dr. Marian Grant, two nurse practitioners recently named as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2014-2015 Health Policy Fellows.  Read the press release.

Three AANP members were among 20 nurses selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for its prestigious Executive Nurse Fellowship program.  Congratulations to Amy Cotton, Dr. Joy Deupree, and Dr. Kathleen JohnsonRead more about the program.

Listen to AANP Fellow Mimi Secor interview AANP Fellow and co-founder of the NP role Dr. Loretta C. Ford regarding the founding history of the NP profession and present challenges that NPs face. Enjoy!

Congratulations to AANP Fellow Dr. Mona Counts who was appointed to the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Telemedicine Advisory Committee.  The committee will assess existing telemedicine services, develop a telemedicine plan for the state and identify opportunities and priorities for the use of telemedicine.


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