Spotlight on NPs

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

Jaqueline Coates, an AANP member, was featured in an article about the important care she provides veterans who are in hospice care.  Ms. Coates indicated that many older veterans have special needs associated with undiagnosed post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  Staff is prepared to recognize and address PTSD symptoms and help patients’ families, as well. Read more about the We Honor Veterans program.

AANP Fellow, Dr. Lorraine Bock, was featured in an article about proposed legislation in the Pennsylvania General Assembly that would ease practice regulations on nurse practitioners (HB 765/SB 717).  “I believe it will make health care in Pennsylvania more accessible and affordable by allowing these professionals to practice within the full scope of their training and authority,” Rep. Jesse Topper told Watchdog.

Kelly Burton and AANP member Kelly Fluitt, both nurse practitioners, are part of a group of health care workers who hosted a successful weight loss challenge.  Congratulations to both for goals they achieved related health and weight.  Read more.

AANP member Barbara Bybee was featured in a career profile by the Des Moines Register.  Ms. Bybee is a critical care NP and works in a trauma center.

Congratulations to AANP members Sue Hagie and Emily Sinnwell, who were recognized by Migrant Clinicians Network as two of 30 Clinicians Making a Difference.  This designation celebrates the work of individuals who have dedicated their lives to migrant health, across the US and abroad.

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