NPs & PAs Are Talking – June 25, 2012
This week, ADVANCE for
NPs & PAs editorial staff members Jen Ford and Kelly Wolfgang attended
the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Conference 2012 in Orlando,
Florida. We updated our Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the
week with pictures, recaps, details of sessions and more!
On Facebook, we
shared pictures of many of the great women in the field, including founder of
the NP profession, Loretta Ford. Our senior associate editor Jennifer
Ford met Loretta and posed for a picture during the conference. "It is
always an honor to meet with this pioneer in nursing!" Jen said. Have you ever
met Loretta or any other prominent nurse practitioners? Share your photos and
stories with us on Facebook!
We also shared a photo of Joanne
Pohl, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP receiving the Loretta C. Ford Award for
Advancement of the Nurse Practitioner Role in Health Care. Joanne was given the
award at the AANP conference opening ceremony and received a standing ovation
from the crowd of thousands of NPs who gathered for the event. We will be sharing
more photos, videos and news from the conference soon. Check back to our
Facebook page for updates!
we shared more conference news and photos. NPs from across the country gathered
on Twitter to share their experiences in Florida. Here were some of our
favorite tweets from #AANP12:
keynote ‘NPs must also assess the following in patients: incr
happiness/joy/thriving' to make positive impact"
@MichLitch: "AANP has grown in membership by 23% in the last
18 months. #AANP12"
@PamRNP: "'There's definitely a mind-body connection. It's
the neck' - Margaret Fitzgerald #AANP12"
@NurseBarbDehn "Having brkfast with Dr Deb Kiley, #AANP12
conference chair, who said ‘A NP can be Medical Home all by themselves' : great
msg 4 Healthcare"
Do you have something to share with NPs around the nation?
Include @ADVANCEforNPPA in your tweets and we'll help spread the word!
Of course, we couldn't leave the AANP conference out on our website
this week! We provided a recap of day
one and day
two for everyone who couldn't make it out to Florida for the event. Read
our blog posts to hear just what NP leaders discussed at the conference and see
more tweets from inside the session rooms.
We had a great time
meeting NPs, discussing the profession and learning from the NP perspective. If
you were at the conference, we hope you were able to stop by our booth in the
exhibit hall. If you couldn't make it, we hope to see you next year as AANP
takes over Las Vegas.
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