Spotlight on NPs

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

AANP member Alana Goo-Frazier was highlighted in a local news article that described ways physical fitness has impacted her life and her role as a nurse practitioner. “I enjoy an active lifestyle, especially since I promote it to my patients. It’s something that’s important to me,” Goo-Frazier said.

Tips to prevent and recognize heatstroke were offered by AANP member Sara Domeyer in a local news article. Domeyer suggested that readers avoid being outside during the hottest afternoon hours. Domeyer added, “If you’re going to have to work out in the heat, make sure you take frequent breaks, increase the amount of fluid that you intake, and just really watch out for the signs of the heat stroke.”

AANP member Lori Edwards traveled with Washburn University nursing students to Guatemala for a two-week health care mission trip. Six doctoral and 12 undergraduate students participated in the program. According to an article that quoted Edwards, “She said some of the more common complaints reported by the group’s indigenous Mayan patients included skin problems, upper-respiratory infections, diabetes, vision and dental problems, parasites, arthritis and high blood pressure.”

Nurse practitioners work with patients to provide a holistic model of care. For example, an article about the expansion of a community health center to provide patients with a range of health care services, including dental and mental health care quoted AANP member Ann Feser.

Congratulation to AANP member and University of South Carolina College (USC) of Nursing’s Associate Dean for Practice Dr. Stephanie Burgess who was awarded a U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) grant of nearly $1 million with support of the SC Promise Zone to increase the number of primary care Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) in South Carolina’s rural areas. According to Dr. Burgess, the 21 FNPs completing the most recent FNP training program at USC are now all serving rural communities or underserved populations. Read more.

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