NP Pulse: The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner (AANP)
67. Your Guide to Opioid Use Disorder — Part 2, Featuring Dr. Laura Leahy and Colleen Barry

67. Your Guide to Opioid Use Disorder — Part 2, Featuring Dr. Laura Leahy and Colleen Barry

September 21, 2022

Adding to the information on opioid use disorder (OUD) provided during Episode 65 of the NP Pulse: The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner® podcast, AANP Fellow Dr. Laura Leahy and AANP member Colleen Barry return to share their expertise and knowledge on various aspects of OUD management and patient education.

Resources from this episode:
OUD Point of Care Tool 

This activity is supported by educational funding provided by Indivior, Inc.

Learn more about AANP at aanp.org and explore dozens of continuing education activities for NPs in the AANP CE Center.

66. Mentoring and the Growth of Advanced Practice Nursing Globally

66. Mentoring and the Growth of Advanced Practice Nursing Globally

September 7, 2022

Listen to this episode to learn more about the importance of mentoring and the global growth of advanced practice nursing. Featuring interviews from the 2022 AANP National Conference, you will hear from AANP International APN Ambassadors Joseph Kilsara and Patricija Lunežnik, AANP New York South State Representative Dr. Mary Koslap-Petraco, AANP Fellows Dr. Alison Mitchell and Michelle Knowles and AANP member Dr. Nycole Oliver. 
AANP wants to hear from you, also! Be sure to complete the important National NP Workforce Survey emailed to NPs, share your NP story in preparation for NP Week Nov. 13-19 and hone your advocacy skills by attending the 2023 AANP Health Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., Jan. 29-31. Registration for the conference opens on Sept. 13. AANP members are encouraged to save the date for Oct. 3, when nominations open for the 2023 AANP Elections.

65. Your Guide to Opioid Use Disorder — Part 1, Featuring Dr. Laura Leahy and Colleen Barry

65. Your Guide to Opioid Use Disorder — Part 1, Featuring Dr. Laura Leahy and Colleen Barry

August 31, 2022

Nurse practitioners (NPs) Dr. Laura Leahy, an AANP Fellow, and Colleen Barry, an AANP member, join the NP Pulse: The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner® podcast to share their expertise on opioid use disorder (OUD). In this episode, they discuss their experience and offer insights on various aspects of OUD, inspiring NPs to consider the importance of using non-stigmatizing words to create a safe place for patients to be open with their health care professionals.

Resources from this episode:
Opioid Use Disorder Point of Care Tool

This activity is supported by educational funding provided by Indivior, Inc.

64. Nurse Practitioners Positively Impact Social Determinants of Health, Featuring Dr. Sarah Szanton

64. Nurse Practitioners Positively Impact Social Determinants of Health, Featuring Dr. Sarah Szanton

August 17, 2022

For the third installment of the dean’s series, NP Pulse: The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner® features a conversation with Dr. Sarah Szanton, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and director of its Center on Innovative Care in Aging. Dean Szanton discusses her early career as a health care advocate in Washington, D.C., the observations and experiences that prompted her to enter the nursing profession and the important role nurse practitioners (NPs) and other nurses have in addressing social determinants of health.

If you are interested in earning an educational leadership certificate or earning continuing education credit in six key topical areas, register for the 2022 AANP Fall Conference. You may attend in Anaheim, California, Sept. 15-19, or online Sept. 15-Oct. 12. Remember, members of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) get more, including significant discounts on conference registration. To recognize an NP leader for clinical excellence — or anyone who has made a positive impact by advocating for the NP role — submit a nomination for the 2023 AANP State Award for Excellence before the Sept. 9 deadline.

63. How the APRN Consensus Model Guides NP Practice and Role Development

63. How the APRN Consensus Model Guides NP Practice and Role Development

August 3, 2022

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 seeking to expand into additional areas of clinical care. Read a Feb. 2022 The Journal for Nurse Practitioners (JNP) article by Tennyson and Smallheer on Competency-Based Education for Nurse Practitioner Certification Alignment to learn more about this important topic. As a reminder, AANP members enjoy free access to JNP articles. Explore the many benefits of AANP membership today, including the new NPower wellness program and exclusive discounts on conferences, like the 2022 AANP Fall Conference in Anaheim, California, Sept. 15-19. 

62. Updated Guidelines for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

62. Updated Guidelines for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

July 20, 2022

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 Pharmaceuticals and Allergan, an AbbVie company. Supplements to this episode include a resource tool for NPs, Navigating IBS Diagnosis and Treatment, and a patient handout, Improving Quality of Life With IBS.

Visit the AANP website to learn more about the benefits of membership; access a variety of useful resources organized by therapeutic area; save on registration for the 2022 AANP Fall Conference in Anaheim, California, Sept. 15-18 and much more. 

61. NPs Share Their Perspectives on Leadership, Mentoring and Relationship Building During #AANP22

61. NPs Share Their Perspectives on Leadership, Mentoring and Relationship Building During #AANP22

July 14, 2022

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 members Elyssa Noce, Melissa Nunn and Dr. James Sims for contributing to this important conversation. AANP is grateful to all who participated in video interviews at the 2022 AANP National Conference. Additional insights from those interviews will be shared soon. Share your NP story with AANP by uploading photos or video, audio and text files today. You are also invited to join your NP community at the 2022 AANP Fall Conference, which is scheduled to be held Sept. 15-18 in Anaheim, California, and save the date for Oct. 3 when nominations will open for the 2023 AANP Elections

60. HIV Prevention and PrEP With James Q. Simmons

60. HIV Prevention and PrEP With James Q. Simmons

June 22, 2022

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 connecting with colleagues to discuss the latest in HIV prevention and treatment, consider joining the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Infectious Disease and HIV Community.

59. International Advanced Practice Nursing With Bongi Sibanda

59. International Advanced Practice Nursing With Bongi Sibanda

June 8, 2022

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 led the Anglophone Africa APN Coalition project, which was supported by the International Council of Nurses APN Network, the AANP International Committee and several global APN stakeholders. In 2020, recommendations made by this coalition were incorporated into ICN APN guidelines. Sibanda has testified before the United Nations about the urgent need for education and resources in Africa as well as the potential for improved care in Africa through the introduction of the NP role. If you are interested in advanced practice nursing on a global scale, consider joining the AANP International Community.

58. Women’s Health and Hormone Therapy With Christy Blanco

58. Women’s Health and Hormone Therapy With Christy Blanco

May 27, 2022

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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