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 Melissa Trout-Baron is not a typical APRN, according to an article in the Cape May County Herald.  Ms. Trout-Baron opened the first NP-owned primary care clinic in her county and is working to educate the community she serves about the variety of roles nurse practitioners play in America’s health care system and the many services NPs are prepared to provide.

Dr. Hilary Barnes and Danielle Altares Sarik are among the authors of a study about the importance of federal health policy that was published in the May 2015 issue of The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.  The study, “Federal Polices Influence Access to Primary Care and Nurse Practitioner Workforce,” was featured in a Newswise article that describes how state and federal laws both impact NP practice.

Tracy Dunn, a member of AANP, opened an urgent care clinic that will service patients in Bethel, Ohio.  Before the clinic opened, patients had to travel to surrounding towns for urgent care.  Read more.

AANP was pleased to attend the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship on Tuesday, June 2. “AANP is honored to be part of this important initiative that aims to address the urgent and serious threats from drug-resistant bacteria that affect people in the U.S. and around the world,” said Dr. Cindy Cooke, President Elect of AANP. Dr. Cooke was in attendance at the forum, representing the national nurse practitioner community.  Dr. Cooke is pictured below with Dr. Robert L. Wergin, President of the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Read AANP’s press release.

Cindy Cooke with AAFP President at White House

AANP President Elect, Dr. Cindy Cooke, pictured with AAFP President, Dr. Robert L. Wergin at the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship

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