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.
64. Nurse Practitioners Positively Impact Social Determinants of Health, Featuring Dr. Sarah Szanton
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
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
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
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.
60. HIV Prevention and PrEP With James Q. Simmons
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
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.
Thank you so much. I am so lucky and happy to have found this. Best podcast ever!! Hugs hugs hugs ❤️
“Obesity” Episode Incredibly Stigmatizing
I take a lot of issue with your episode on “obesity medicine”. Co-opting body positivity language and it “not being about weight loss” is the opposite of what the message is in this podcast. You mention “weight control” and “obesity” as a condition (which it is not-google the definition of the word).The term “obesity” is incredibly stigmatizing in itself, but also weight is very much not in one’s control and many diseases that are correlated with “obesity” are just correlations and not proven to be caused by weight itself. This is just part of basic research methods. As an NP myself and someone who practices HAES, please do not try to co-opt “body positivity” while also promoting intentional weight loss and pretending it is about “health.”
Candidates for AANP leadership roles
I enjoy the AANP podcast. I believe you bring a variety of information focused on the NP Next I would like to make a comment regarding elections of a ANP leadership is open now for elections. I understand that you can go to the website and read all the bios of the candidates running for the different offices. I would also like to have open forums with the candidates two hear more personal ideas along with ability to ask direct questions.This will possibly help members make a more rounded decision. I would like the AANP to consider this type of open forum possibly in the future elections. I have been in AANP member from the beginning of my career as a nurse practitioner, also I would like to say I enjoy their website and the information on the AANP website for continuing education and keeping abreast of the current issues dealing with nurse practitioners from the political side and clinical side as well.