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 Recording Secretary Cynthia Edwards-Tuttle was featured in a local news report regarding medical conditions practitioners are treating this summer.  Watch the video.

Sean Murphy is an AANP member, a psychiatric mental health NP and a professor of English and humanities.  Read his article, “Medical Treatment and English,” published by Inside Higher Ed.

AANP member Ashley Schoen is organizing efforts to help a colleague who has cancer.  This is a great example of the way nurse practitioners go above and beyond to help patients in need of care.  #NPsLead  Read more.


Nurse practitioners have been represented well at several professional conferences in the past couple of weeks. Brief summaries and links to more information are below.

Dr. Charon Pearson, editor of the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP), and several other AANP Fellows are currently attending the International Academy of Nursing Editors conference in Las Vegas, NV.  Follow the conference thread on Twitter at #INANE2015.  Dr. Pearson is tweeting from @JAANPEditor and shared several great pictures that you will not want to miss.  Be sure to follow AANP on Twitter at @AANP_News while you are there!

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Several AANP Fellows at #INANE2015 networking, presenting and learning!

AANP Region 2 Director Dr. Donald Gardenier and AANP Puerto Rico State Rep. Dr. Carmen Lopez Rodriguez represented AANP at the Sigma Theta Tau International conference in Puerto Rico last week.  Dr. Gardenier also presented at the conference.  He tweeted live from the #INRC2015 conference using his Twitter handle @DonaldGardenier.

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AANP Region 2 Director Dr. Donald Gardenier and AANP Puerto Rico State Rep. Dr. Carmen Lopez Rodriguez at the Sigma Theta Tau International conference.

AANP Fellow Dr. Scharmaine Lawson Baker represented AANP at the National Black Nurses Association conference in Atlanta, GA, last weekend.  She is active on Twitter at @NolaTheNurse and @DrBakerNP.

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AANP Fellow Dr. Scharmaine Lawson Baker at the National Black Nurses Association conference.

The AANP State Health Policy team is currently attending the National Conference of State Legislatures conference in Seattle, WA.  You may follow the conversation on Twitter at #NCSLSummit, and look for AANP’s VP of State Government Affairs Dr. Taynin Kopanos at @NPPolicy.

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AANP VP of State Government Affairs Dr. Taynin Kopanos and Maryland State Senator Delores Kelley at NCSL Summit celebrating Full Practice Authority.

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