Celebrating National Nurse Practitioners Week

In honor of the profession that has brought me so much career and personal satisfaction – I am posting several links about Nurse Practitioners, and National Nurse Practitioner week.

This evening, I had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Angela Golden, DNP.  Dr. Golden is a family nurse practitioner here in Flagstaff, an Associate Professor at the Northern Arizona University (NAU) School of Nursing as well as the president-elect of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).  She’s a fascinating lady, and she was talking about the Institute of Medicine’s  recent statement of the Future of Nursing – and what it means for Nurse Practitioners and the future of health care in the United States.

But, as you know – national borders have never hampered my vision, and I am happy to say that nurse practitioners are growing (and thriving!) in Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and other countries around the world.  We’ve talked about the efforts of surgeons in Japan and other countries in establishing the NP role..

New Zealand poster

This local (Arizona) organization has a nice explanation about nurse practitioners and the services many of us provide.

New Jersey (NJ.com) blog talking about the contributions NPs have made to health care.

NP Fact sheet – AANP information about NPs

NP & PAs – timelines of the Nurse Practitioner profession

US congress recognizes NPs

Nurse Practitioner week article – Amarillo, TX

AANP statement

Meta-analysis of NP care

More about NPs, MDs and Midwives

Just a small selection this evening – I hope you’ve enjoyed.

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