Spotlight on NPs

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

What impact does full practice authority for nurse practitioners have on patient outcomes?  “When compared individually with either reduced or restricted practice, full-practice states had statistically significantly better outcomes in all four areas compared with either of the limited practice states,” AANP member Thomas Bartol wrote in a Medscape article summarizing findings of a survey recently published in Nursing Outlook.

“In the last few weeks, we’ve heard a lot about the Ebola epidemic and work to contain its spread and potentially tragic consequences. But influenza is a preventable infectious disease that represents a much greater risk to the health of Marylanders,” said AANP Fellows Dr. Julie Stanik-Hutt and Dr. Janet Selway and AANP member Dr. Andrea Schram. Read more.

AANP member Claudia Riedlinger was featured in an article about the opening of a free clinic for pregnant women.  “Not only will PACN’s services continue to be no-cost, but each client will be able to sit down with a nurse practitioner and discuss valid health concerns she may have, while receiving medically accurate, educational materials to aid her in making healthy lifestyle choices,” Ms. Riedlinger said. “It’s so much more than just a medical checkup.”

Congratulations to AANP member and president of the American Holistic Nurses Association, Dr. Peggy Burkhardt, who was featured in a cover story of Advance for Nurses Magazine.  Read more.

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