Summer 2014 WA NAPNAP Newsletter
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Hello NAPNAP Members,
It is officially summer time in the Pacific Northwest! I hope everyone is enjoying the sun and staying cool! July 1st marked the new year for NAPNAP, so that means new Board members for our local chapter. I am officially President this year and would like to welcome Tiffany Sandy as our new President Elect. We also have Christine Lundberg joining as Secretary and Dora Hall as Treasurer. I had the honor of working with Karen Wilkinson this past year while she was President, thank you Karen for a great year!
As I transition into the President title, I find myself reflecting on pediatric healthcare and our mission as pediatric healthcare providers. The mission of National NAPNAP is "to empower pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) and their healthcare partners to enhance child and family health through practice, leadership, advocacy, education and research". The Washington Chapter is a vast resource for PNPs; we have CE offerings, an active legislative commit- tee working on the state and national level and student involvement. Did you know we also have a Special Project Award for $500 available every year for a member to use for any project that supports the mission?! Deadline for ap- plication is October 15. 2014; application details are available on our chapter website.
I am proud to congratulate several of our own NAPNAP members (and all Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistants) on the recent Top Doctors rec- ognition by Seattle Met Magazine! I am thrilled that magazine includes Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants in their rankings!
The Board is already working on plans for this year. We are planning to have the Student / Preceptor dinner again in the Spring. The CE committee is planning Fall and Winter CE events as well as the all CE conference in March 2015. Watch your email and be sure to sign up on ENPnetwork.com for our WA NAPNAP chapter group to receive all the updates and details on events!
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