Spotlight on NPs

Spotlight on NPs highlights exciting achievements and activities of American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) members.

AANP member Mike MacKinnon is a CRNA/FNP working in rural Arizona providing independent anesthesia, pain and family practice services to an underserved area. He recently had Senator Jeff Flake shadow him. Read Sen. Flake’s editorial in The Hill. Congressman Tom O’Halleran also shadowed MacKinnon. Pictures from both events are below.

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In appreciation of the help Sheridan Health Center gave AANP member Lt. Col. Robin Duncan while she was studying to become a nurse practitioner, Duncan presented the clinic with “a flag that was flown in its honor during Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Read more about Duncan’s service and how the clinic played an important role in her success.

Congratulations to AANP member Dr. Udo Ariwodo, who was selected to join the Nursing Board of the American Health Council. According to a press release, Ariwodo will draw upon more than two decades of experience to share her knowledge and expertise related to nursing, assessment and research.

AANP member Dr. Sherril Sego wrote an article for the Clinical Challenge column of Clinical Advisor that detailed “An Unusual Pelvic Mass in a 43-Year-Old Woman.” See what Sego discovered in this intriguing case.

Congratulations to AANP member Andrea Krispin who was named a Governor’s Teaching Fellow by the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia.  According to a press release from Valdosta State University, “the Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program provides higher education faculty members from accredited public and private colleges and universities across Georgia with expanded opportunities for developing important teaching skills.”

AANP member Karen Macey-Stewart received Overlook Medical Center’s Outstanding Advanced Practice Nurse Award, which is given annually to the center’s best and brightest staff members. Read the press release.



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