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 Latia Wade Hickerson, an AANP member who is one of 14 incoming PhD students in the country to receive a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Future of Nursing Scholars program.  “What attracted me to nursing was being able to really form bonds and relationships with patients, being able to spend more time with them,” Ms. Hickerson said.  Read more.

AANP member Sarah Dean was featured in an article that detailed challenges she has overcome in life and her determination to become a nurse practitioner.

Donna Falsetti and Joyce Penrose, AANP members, coauthored an Op-Ed urging updated legislation affecting NPs in Pennsylvania.  According to the article, “Social justice calls for nurse practitioners to be permitted to practice to the full extent of their education and training.”

AANP member Jennifer Walton was mentioned in an article about a man who experienced cardiac arrest and was revived by a wearable defibrillator that she had prescribed for him.

What do vegans eat on Thanksgiving?  AANP member Deana Cook answered that question with a long list of scrumptious suggestions.  Read more.

Melissa Lamaster, an AANP member, was featured in an article about nurse practitioners increasing access to health care in Kentucky.  Ms. Lamaster is the primary care provider at KentuckyOne Primary Care in Jeffersontown, KY. She and two other nurse practitioners have been running the office since it opened in the spring.

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