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 Fellows Dr. Joanne Pohl and Dr. Debra Barksdale and National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Executive Director Kitty Werner wrote a Health Affairs article urging reduced practice barriers for nurse practitioners.  Read the article.

AANP member George Markwardt announced candidacy for Herkimer County New York legislature.  Running for elected office is one of many ways that #NPsLead.  Read the press release.

Christine Shade, an AANP member, was featured in an article about the health care she provides homeless people in Rochester, NY.  Kristin Clarke, an intensive case manager who worked with Ms. Shade for two years, applauds the “authentic empathy and respect” her coworker shows the homeless from her initial contact forward. “She is great at planting a seed with them,” Ms. Clarke says, “knowing she may not see them again but hoping they’ll come back.”

AANP member and President of the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN), Connie Lewis, underscored the value of heart failure nurses during the AAHFN annual meeting.  According to Ms. Lewis, nurses wear several hats including provision of care, research and advocacy.  Read more.

AANP 2015 National Conference Highlights

Thank you to all who attended the AANP 2015 National Conference and who made the experience so enjoyable!  Selected interviews from the conference are available below.  Additional videos will continue to be uploaded to the AANP 2015 National Conference playlist on YouTube.

AANP Fellow Wendy Wright explained why she has attended approximately 20 AANP conferences and encouraged attendees to enjoy the experience. Conference highlights are also included in this video.

Teresa Odell, an AANP member, described her conference experience and mentioned the Dress for Success donation opportunity hosted at the conference.  Did you know that each AANP National Conference offers a philanthropic activity?  This practice is just one of many ways that nurse practitioners lead. #NPsLead

In this video, AANP Fellow Dr. M. Elayne DeSimone described her role as a nurse practitioner and shared her excitement about attending the AANP 2015 National Conference.

AANP Fellow Dr. Ric Ricciardi described being energized by AANP conferences, thanks to a diverse mix of new and experienced nurse practitioners.  Dr. Ricciardi enjoys the positive energy NPs bring to conference as he attends sessions and serves as the official AANP photographer.  Watch Dr. Ricciardi’s video interview.

Learn more about AANP conferences.

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