Spotlight on NPs

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

Kudos to AANP member Phil Taylor who was the subject of an article about the positive difference he is making in the lives of people in underserved communities in Utah. Nurse practitioners provide compassionate and quality care to patients from all walks of life, in metropolitan and rural areas, and in all age groups. ‪#‎NPsLead

AANP Region 2 Director, Dr. Donald Gardenier, met with Congressman Chris Gibson to discuss issues of importance of nurse practitioners and their patients.  They are pictured together below.

gardenier and rep gibson

AANP member Dr. Nancy George wrote an article urging legislators in Michigan to update outdated practice legislation and increase patients’ access to health care.

Dr. Mary Chesney, an AANP member and president of NAPNAP, was featured in an article about legislative changes affecting APRNs in Minnesota.  According to the article, ” The Minnesota Board of Nursing is working seven days a week, attempting to process nearly 5,000 Advanced Practice Registered Nurse applications by the first of the year.” That is when the new legislation will be implemented, giving some APRNs full practice authority in MN.

An article in the Star Democrat acknowledged NP Week, pictured AANP members Dawn Donohue and Dale Jafari, and mentioned AANP member Lisa Jeffers as well.  ” In Maryland, there are more than 3,500 practitioners, according to a proclamation signed in early November by Gov. Martin O’Malley for the statewide observation of Nurse Practitioner Week.”

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