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 President Dr. Cindy Cooke has received a great deal of press in her efforts to encourage support of the proposed VA rule that would enable APRNs working for the VA to practice at the top of their education and clinical preparation.  Read her letters to the editor and voice your support for the proposed rule.

Laure Marino is an AANP member and a nurse practitioner in West Virginia who has worked under a collaborative agreement for almost 20 years. In an article about the need to modernize outdated practice regulations, Marino said that finding a physician to collaborate with can be difficult – especially in rural areas.  Read more.

The Journal for Nurse Practitioners published a scholarly article about Zika virus this month, and AANP member Dr. Anna Jarrett was among the authors.  Read a press release related to the article.

The Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP) reports that AANP member Dr. Matthew Freeman‘s article, “Reconsidering the Effects of Monosodium Glutamate: A Literature Review” has achieved the highest Altmetric score for that publication.  Altmetric scores are a reflection of attention on social media. Freeman’s article has reached a global audience, including more than 30,000 Twitter users, and it has been cited in scholarly literature 30 times.

AANP member Jessica Buskey’s article “Vitamin D and Diabetic Nephropathy” was published by Advance for NPs and PAs.  According to the article, “ Even with conventional therapy of glycemic control and the use of renin-angiotensin inhibitors, a significant portion of patients with diabetes develop chronic kidney disease (CKD).”

Congratulations to AANP member Paule Joseph, who is the recipient of a 2016 Nurse Scholar Award from Heilbrunn Center.  Read the press release.

Tim Rausch and Ricky Norwood, both AANP members, provide health care to underserved populations at the UCLA School of Nursing Health Center’s Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles.  A recent article describes the essential primary care services they offer patients who are often homeless and experiencing acute, mental health, and substance abuse issues.  Read more.

Congratulations to AANP member Evie Stacy, who was named 2016 New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner of the year.  Ms. Stacy is the Medical Director of the Spaulding Youth Center and has been working in the health care field for more than 40 years.   Read more.

AANP member Eva Stone was quoted in an article about the need for schools in Kentucky to have nurses on site.  Stone would like to have a nurse in each school, and said, “”We have lots of children with health needs in schools every day and there isn’t much top-down support for them. We feel very strongly that every child needs to have access to a nurse in their building.”

Congratulations to several AANP members who were honored by the University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing for their advanced practice nursing achievements.  Among those recognized were: Telana Fairchild, Caroline Kane, Robin ArelJenna Lizewski, Amelia Nelson, Christina Janssens, and Heather Beckner. Read more.

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