Advance Practitioner River Region 2013 in Review
The Alabama CRNPs and CNMs have had a year of changes, especially in practice. Congratulations to the river region members for their active role in helping to make these changes. More than ever there are increasing challenges for us as healthcare providers and one of the first lines of defense against illness. Where there are challenges, there are opportunities. Advance Nurse Practitioners, CNMs, and Physician Assistants are capable and ready to meet current and future health needs of the community we serve.
As this year ends and another begins, may we reflect on the accomplishments of the past and the endless possibilities for the future.
A special thanks to this years’ River Region Executive Committee and members who worked tirelessly to make this year a success. We welcome new ideas and look forward to our 2014 Pharmacy Conference.
Have a wonderful holiday season and I look forward to seeing and hearing from you next year.
Preparation for the introduction for Alabama prescriptive authority legislation for advance practice nurses. Statewide membership poll conducted with overwhelming approval.
JANUARY-New officers elected to the APRR executive committee. Marietta V. Nero president, Wendy Glasscock, and Della Fuller –co-vice presidents
Monthly Meeting-Axona and Alzheimers
FEBRUARY- HB307 AND SB229 introduced, a gathering at the capitol for bill support, consult with the AANP, members calling on representatives on the health committee
Monthly Meeting-Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Therapy
MARCH- BCBS approved to cover CRNP/CNM for PEEHIP-public education employees health insurance plan
Monthly Meeting-Overactive bladder medication