Poised and Ready!
In preparation for the 2011 Legislative Session and it is important that we know in which legislative districts our members reside. We may need you to contact your representatives during the legislative session.
Enter your ZIP code below to learn which Kentucky House and Senate districts you live in. Once you have this information, Sign into our website and mouse over Member Resources, Manage Profile until you see Edit Profile, then click. Enter the district numbers in the appropriate fields in the Additional Information Section. This will help the Legislative Task Force in the coming months.
Visit our members only page with step by step instructions to add this information to your profile.
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Partners in Practice Podcast
Hear Mimi Secor interview Susan Matthews, PhD., NP, FAANP and get a succinct overview of health care reform and what it means for Kentucky. Susan shares the highlights of her White House meeting with Mrs. Obama. This Partners in Practice segment will has been airing all week on XM 160.You'll need to create a login to listen to the 15 minute podcast.
We Cannot Be Bashful
A Student’s Reflection on the AANP Region 4 Invitational Leadership Meeting
by Karen Reese, BSN, RN
Why did I recently choose to spend a beautiful fall Saturday with forty nurse leaders instead of spending it relaxing with my family after a hectic week? Initially I was motivated by curiosity about what "nurse leaders” do, but I came to realize that I was given a glimpse of our potential as nurse practitioners. I am currently a graduate nursing student at East Carolina University in the Adult Nurse Practitioner concentration. I have been an RN for nine years and have only marginally taken an interest in policy and nursing leadership.
Frequently, I have just done my job as presented to me and then gone home. As a graduate student I have been re-inspired by the gifts of nurses and our valuable role in health care. From this place, I jumped at the invitation by a professor to join him at the leadership meeting.
Read Karen's article on the Student Union Blog
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CONFERENCE Registration is now open!
Toward Excellence in Advanced Practice Nursing
April 19-22, 2011
Northern Kentucky Convention Center
- An Open and Shut Case: Adult Murmurs in Primary Care - Amelie Hollier, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
- Making order out of blood disorders - Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP
- Advanced EKG - Leslie Davis, MSN, RN, ANP-C, PhD
- Advanced Suturing Workshop - Shirley Pollard-Ramsey
- TWO Ortho Workshops with - Richard Fletcher, MA, A.T.,C.
- Office Procedures for Primary Care - Delwin Jacoby, ARNP
- Tying the Knot: A Suturing Workshop for Students and New Practitioners - Megan Vernatter, ARNP
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It’s time to collaborate—not compete—with NPs
Jeff Susman, MD, Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Family Practice suggests it's time to abandon "damagingly divisive, politically Pyrrhic, and ultimately unsustainable struggle with advanced practice nurses (APNs). I urge my fellow family physicians to accept—actually, to embrace—a full partnership with APNs."
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The Grade: Kentuckians Near Bottom on "Healthiest” List
If you thought 41st in the nation last year was bad, how's 44th grab you? That's where residents of our fine commonwealth sit on the latest UnitedHealth Group ranking. Making matters worse, Kentucky is at the very bottom in prevalence of smoking and cancer deaths. This article features high points of this research and explains how Tennessee turned the tide and made improvements over the past few years. Read Forbes article
Results in Table Form
Full report with state by state statistics
Healthcare sector among top adopters of iPad
Sure, you’d expect technology and financial services professionals to be on the cutting edge in use of iPads at work, but look a little further and see that the health care industry is close behind in adoption of iPad use. Read article at HealthCare IT News