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 President-Elect Cindy Cooke recently spoke at Vanderbilt University and was featured in an article about her message to nurse practitioner students encouraging them to engage in advocacy and leadership.  According to the article, Dr. Cooke “urged audience members to get involved in advocacy and leadership by engaging in research and innovations to develop and  test new models of care, being a mentor for other nurse practitioners and spreading the word about the effectiveness of nurse practitioners in the health care delivery system.”

Congratulations to Annie Wafer, an AANP member who recently became the manager of Rome Memorial Hospital’s Prenatal Care Services Clinic.  “The Prenatal Care Services Clinic plays a big role in our community,” Ms. Wafer said in the press release. “It is so important that all women receive quality prenatal care to make sure they are taking care of themselves during their pregnancy and to ensure the health of their baby. Many of the women we see have increased needs that make them higher risk pregnancies, so it is vital that they receive the care and education they need to have a healthy baby.”

Melanie Malone, an AANP member, was quoted in an article about seasonal allergies.  According to the article, “The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America estimates that 50 million Americans have at least one allergy.”

Kudos to AANP member Rae Lyn Mefford, who turned a college competition into a business that makes house calls.  Read more.

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