Spotlight on NPs

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

Congratulations to AANP Fellow Dr. Mary Ellen Roberts who is the 2014 recipient of Seton Hall University’s Margaret C. Haley Award.  Read more.

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month.  Check out this important article about sickle cell disease, featuring AANP member Jena Simon.

Nurse practitioners play important roles in breast cancer prevention, early detection, therapeutic efficacy, and surveillance. AANP member Diana Donovan is among the authors of an Oncology Nurse Advisor article regarding the safe and effective use of eribulin in metastatic breast cancer.

AANP member Sheryl Lynn Bryant will be operating a primary care clinic in Arkansas.  Read more regarding her decision to increase patients’ access to health care in her home town.

Julie Albert, an AANP member and recipient of the Purdue University Golden Graduate Award for Nursing, was featured in Rochester Woman Magazine.  Congratulations Ms. Albert!

AANP BOD president Dr. Ken P. Miller testified at the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing examining H.R. 5411, the Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care Act of 2014.  Dr. Miller stated that NPs possess “expert assessment and interviewing skills, which combined with their education and preparation uniquely positions them to gather information that not only allows them to treat symptoms but also research causality crucial to effective prevention of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse. Knowing the correct assessments to perform and the right questions to ask when treating patients that are victims of other types of violent crime and abuse, is a skillset similar to what NPs must call upon when recognizing and treating victims of human trafficking.” View his testimony (beginning at 45:07), or read the transcript.

Concussion clinics were the topic of an article featuring AANP member Rachel Mundy, who explained that her clinic is open extended hours (as late as 11:00 PM) to provide care for athletes during football season.

AANP Fellow Barb Dehn was interviewed about sexual health issues for older women.  Read her candid and informative responses.

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