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 Dr. Kahlil Demonbruen serves on AANP’s State Advisory Council and was featured in an article about stereotypes he has broken as the first male women’s health nurse practitioner.  Read more about his remarkable accomplishments.

Congratulations to AANP member Maria Lanzi, who was appointed to the Advisory Board of the American College of Physicians’ new quality initiative to increase adult immunization rates.  “At the beginning of my clinical career I was distressed over an adult patient crippled from polio, forced to live in an iron lung – a disease that was preventable by getting a vaccine,” Ms. Lanzi said. “Over the years, I have seen firsthand the tragedies of other vaccine preventable diseases, including influenza and pneumonia, which has inspired me to specialize in this field.” Read the press release.

AANP member Rebecca Sedillo wrote a popular article about her experience as a nurse practitioner in primary care.  When questioned about why she chose to become an NP instead of an MD, Ms. Sedillo responded, “Because I love this work. I love the nursing field and its contribution to primary care. It’s an honor to be a part of this community, and I’m so glad I’ve chosen to be here.”

Congratulations to AANP member Beverlee Furner who recently became a Middleton Council Member.  Read more.

AANP member Ann Arcurie was featured in an article about her love of helping others.  An NP for more than three decades, Mrs. Arcurie mentioned the special bonds developed while precepting students and the fulfillment she gets from providing exceptional care to her patients.

Congratulations to AANP member Kerry Palakanis who is among three finalists for Maryland Capital Enterprises Palmer Gillis Entrepreneur of the Year Award.  Read the press release.

Debbie Winters, an AANP member, was highlighted in an article about the health care she provides HIV patients in Ethiopia.  Ms. Winters also uses the nursing and leadership skills she possesses to prepare Ethiopian health care providers to care for patients with HIV/AIDS.

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