NP Pulse: The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner (AANP)

NP Pulse: The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner (AANP)

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) brings you discussions around the most important topics and issues related to nurse practitioner (NP) practice, education, advocacy, research and leadership. Tune in each month for stories and in-depth conversations with NPs and health care leaders who you can’t hear anywhere else.

Episodes

August 3, 2022 40 min

The APRN Consensus Model was created in 2008 to align the interrelationships between four key components of advanced practice nursing: licensure, accreditation, certification and education — also known as LACE. Hear AANP members Drs. Benjamin Smallheer and Carolina "Callie" Tennyson of Duke University School of Nursing elaborate on these issues and describe an innovative program they've helped develop to support NPs see...

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects up to 4% of the U.S. population and impacts patients across the various quality of life domains. In this episode of the NP Pulse: The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner® podcast, nurse practitioners Kimberly Kearns and Nastassja Williams discuss the diagnosis and management of IBS as well as the impact IBS has on patients. This podcast is supported by an independent grant from Ironwood Pharmaceut...

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Hear from five nurse practitioners (NPs) as they discuss their roles and the importance of making professional connections, engaging with other NPs, developing leadership skills, mentoring colleagues and building an inclusive and welcoming community for all NPs and NP students during the 2022 AANP National Conference. Thank you to AANP Michigan State Liaison Dr. Ericka Brunson-Gillespie, AANP Fellow Dr. Joshua Hamilton and AANP mem...

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Dr. James Q. Simmons is a founding and continuing Clinical Ambassador for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Let’s Stop HIV Together” campaign. Also known as Ask the NP on social media, Simmons shares the importance of eliminating stigma and talking to patients about ways they can reduce the risk of HIV transmission, including using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). If you're a nurse practitioner interested in con...

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Advanced practice nursing continues to grow worldwide, with the nurse practitioner (NP) role emerging as an important part of the solution for health care access in countries across the globe. We were honored to speak with Bongi Sibanda, DNPc, MSc, ANP, RN, FHEA, who was a 2018 AANP International Advanced Practice Nurse Ambassador. An NP leader and academic with expertise in international health care workforce education, Sibanda le...

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Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Christy Blanco, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP, shares insights regarding the use of bioidentical hormones to support women's health on today's episode of NP Pulse: The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®. Look for continuing education sessions taught by Blanco in the AANP CE Center and during the 2022 AANP National Conference. To access all the benefits of AANP membership, join today.

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The next installment in the series featuring deans of nursing schools from across the country presents Christine Kennedy of Rush University. Let’s celebrate the leaders who are responsible for making NP education happen!

 

Resources from this episode:

  • 2022 AANP National Conference: aanp.org/national22
  • Access AANP Continuing Education: aanp.org/ce
  • More about Dean Kennedy: rush.edu
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    Join AANP Today: join.aanp.org

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    Over 14 million people in the US have osteoporosis, and each year, there will be 2 million fractures due to the disease. Osteoporosis is a silent, yet preventable disease, and NPs are uniquely positioned to change this trajectory.

     

    Resources from this episode:

  • Osteoporosis Continuing Education: aanp.org/ce
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    Join AANP Today: aanp.org/membership

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    April 29, 2022 34 min

    To close out this year’s National Minority Health Month, NP Pulse is joined by mentor, nurse motivator, expert critical care nurse practitioner and AANP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee member Dr. Danielle McCamey.

     

    Resources from this episode:

  • Martin Luther King III at National Conference: aanp.org/national22
  • AANP DEI Community: aanp.org/communities
  • Meet the AANP DEI Committee: aanp.org/DEI
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    Join AANP Today: aanp.org/memb...

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    April 20, 2022 32 min

    The CDC reported an 850% increase in Hepatitis A virus infections from 2014-2018. Nurse practitioners Dr. Audrey Stevenson and Dr. Amanda Chaney join NP Pulse to discuss the importance and means of prevention.

     

    Resources from this episode:

  • Hepatitis A patient handout: aanp.org/hepa
  • Order printed hepatitis A patient handout pads: aanp.org/handouts
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    CPT James Dickens shares his experiences as an NP in a leadership role tackling public health emergencies in the U.S. and abroad — including being the officer in charge of the Commissioned Corps Ebola Response Team in West Africa.

     

    Resources from this episode:

  • AANP Professional Development Opportunities: aanp.org/IMPACT
  • Leadership Continuing Education (CE): aanp.org/leadership
  • 2022 AANP National Conference: aanp.org/national22
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    Two members of the AANP History Committee, Kim Curry and Ric Ricciardi, join NP Pulse to talk about the rich history of the NP, the importance of preserving it for future generations and two new AANP-funded grant opportunities!

     

    Resources from this episode:

  • History Grant Opportunities: aanp.org/history-grants
  • AANP’s History Initiatives: aanp.org/history
  • History Podcast Episodes: Listen to episodes 4-7 of NP Pulse for conversations w...
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    Colon cancer is the third most commonly occurring cancer and is treatable in about 90% of people with early detection. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so today we’re illuminating the NP’s role in helping to make this disease history.

     

    Resources from this episode:

  • Colorectal Cancer Sessions at AANP 2022 National Conference: aanp.org/national22 and search “colorectal”
  • AANP Gastroenterology Community: aanp.org/com...
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    Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner LeTizia Baxter Smith joins NP Pulse to offer her expertise on the topic of burnout — providing steps that institutions can take to mitigate its negative effects on health care workers.

     

    Resources from this episode:

  • AANP NP Wellness Resources: aanp.org/NPwellness
  • NP Wellness Sessions at 2022 AANP National Conference: aanp.org/national22
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    Today we are joined by two past presidents of AANP and the current Chair of the AANP Nominations Council to discuss how you can help shape the future of your association. Voting is open now through March 31, 2022.

     

    Resources from this episode:

  • AANP Members - Vote Now: aanp.org/vote
  • Meet the Candidates: aanp.org/candidates
  • Learn More About AANP Elections: aanp.org/elections
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    Nurse practitioners Dr. Ruth Carrico and Dr. Hudson Garrett join NP Pulse to discuss common reasons for vaccine hesitancy in patient populations and ways that NPs can combat the myths and misunderstandings.

     

    Resources from this episode:

  • Continuing Education: aanp.org/CE
  • 2022 AANP National Conference: aanp.org/events
  • AANP COVID-19 Information: aanp.org/covid-19
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    Join AANP Today: aanp.org/membership

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    February 14, 2022 34 min

    Do you know about Mary Mahoney, the first professionally trained Black nurse in the United States? What about nursing education pioneer Lillian Holland Harvey? Dr. Irene Bean talks about the rich history of Black nursing trailblazers.

     

    Resources from this episode:

  • Free Webinar - Charting the Future of Health Equity as NPs: aanp.org/events
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Continuing Education: aanp.org/ce
  • AANP DEI Information: a...
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    NPs Lisa Kennedy Sheldon and Sharon Dudley Brown discuss how biosimilars can enrich treatment options for patients with inflammatory diseases, such as RA, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease and more.

     

    Resources from this episode:

  • Biosimilars CE: aanp.org/education
  • ANP Resources by Therapeutic Area: aanp.org/practice
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    January 19, 2022 34 min

    Up to 88% of persons exploited by trafficking are seen by a health care provider without being identified as victims. Dr. Jessica Peck, an NP expert in human trafficking education for health care providers, discusses the NP’s role in trafficking.

     

    Resources from this episode:

  • Human Trafficking CE: aanp.org/education
  • 2022 AANP Health Policy Conference: aanp.org/hpc
  • 2022 AANP National Conference: aanp.org/national
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    The first in a series featuring deans of nursing schools from across the country, NP Pulse welcomes Dean Vincent Guilamo-Ramos of Duke University as we celebrate the leaders who are responsible for making NP education happen!

     

    Resources from this episode:

  • 2022 AANP Health Policy Conference: aanp.org/hpc22
  • Future of Nursing 2020–2030 Report: nam.edu
  • More about Dean Ramos: duke.edu
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