Spotlight on NPs

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

The Health Wagon, a nurse managed clinic in southwest Virginia has earned international attention. This short documentary was aired during prime time and viewed by millions of people in Australia.  Congratulations to AANP Fellows Dr. Teresa Gardner and Dr. Paula Hill-Meade on their continued success providing vital health care services to patients in Appalachia.

AANP member Maria R. Molina received two awards from the International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS): the 2015 ITNS Nursing Excellence Award and the 2015 ITNS Symposium Best Research Abstract Award.  The Nursing Excellence Award is a validation of transplant nurses’ engagement in successful translation of meaningful clinical findings into practical, actionable, broadly applicable interventions across different sub-specialties.  Congratulations Ms. Molina!  Read the press release.

Congratulations to AANP member Susan Albrecht who recently received the 2015 Distinguished Professional Service Award from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN).  Read more.

AANP member Diane Wilkins was featured in an article about St. Francis Health’s first implantation of a CardioMEMS heart failure monitoring system.  As a spokesperson for the hospital, Ms. Wilkins explained who is eligible for the procedure and how the device functions.

Congratulations to AANP Arizona State Rep, Dr. Melanie Logue, who was recently appointed to the Arizona State Nursing Board by Governor Doug Ducey.   Read the press release.

AANP members Dr. Janice Beitz and Dr. Nancy Kramer were selected by the National League for Nursing for induction into the Academy of Nursing Education Fellows.  Congratulations Dr. Beitz and Dr. Kramer!  Read the press release, and learn more about Dr. Beitz and Dr. Kramer.

Congratulations to AANP Fellows Dr. Dianne Morrison-Beedy and Dr. Barbara Resnick who were selected as 2015 Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Inductees by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).  According to STTI’s press release, 19 nurse researchers will be inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at STTI’s 26th International Nursing Research Congress in Puerto Rico, 23-27 July 2015.   AANP Region 2 Director, Dr. Donald Gardenier, will be presenting at the conference on Interprofessional Team-Based Approach to Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C and Psychiatric Co-Morbidity and moderating two sessions.

Margaret Flinter, an AANP Fellow, and Shawn Marie Fox, an AANP member, were highlighted in an article about residencies for nurse practitioners.  According to the article, Ms. Flinter started the first residency program for NPs in 2007.

AANP member Dr. Heike Arrowood was featured in an article about obstacles she overcame and milestones she reached as she worked toward earning her doctoral degree.  “Set your goals as high as possible and stay with it,” Dr. Arrowood advised students.  “Don’t stop going to school because then you’ll be making money and won’t want to go back.  Even if it’s just a few hours, keep going.  Don’t worry.  You will make it.”

Dr. J. Myron Faircloth, an AANP member, was highlighted in an article about the many hats he wears in service to his community.  Dr. Faircloth said, “While different, these many roles allow me the opportunity to save lives, help people make better choices, provide diversity in the job tasks, experience new challenges every day, and … serve the community.”

Highlights from AANP 2015 National Conference

Thank you to all who attended the AANP 2015 National Conference and who made the experience so enjoyable!  Selected articles and interviews from the conference are available below.  Additional files will be shared in the coming weeks, and additional videos will be uploaded to the AANP 2015 National Conference playlist on YouTube.

AANP Fellow and former Utah State Rep, Lee Moss, shared why he became a nurse practitioner and what he finds valuable about attending AANP conferences.  Watch the short video.

AANP members Lisa Teachnor, Sheryl Cowan and Sheena Buckelew had a great time at the national conference and listed keynote speakers and exhibitors among the most valuable points of their conference experience.   Watch the brief clip.

AANP Region 6 Director, Sophia Thomas, welcomed attendees to the conference in New Orleans.  Several highlights from the conference are included in this short video.

Dr. Shari Perez and Neva Lipscomb, both AANP members, were featured in a Medscape article describing how a tracking system may increase hepatitis vaccination rates.  The article was based on  an abstract presented on June 10 at the AANP 2015 National Conference.

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