Monthly Archives: January 2018

Fredericksburg region VCNP meeting minutes 1/8/18

Any who are able to meet at Orofino’s 1/15/18 at 6:30 will be discussing and filling out nominations for awards to be submitted.  Come with your ideas!

General info for NPs will be found at the ‘Care for VA’ website

Discuss philanthropy from the last meeting:

Suicide walk/ support Mental Health America.

Women’s heart month.

Fairy Godmother event.

Safe Harbor.

Senior Visitors.


Next meeting in February is at Brock’s.  Bring your researched ideas for philanthropy to pitch to the group!.. Tiffany will bring Safe Harbor,  Piper will bring Micah ministries.

Submitted 1/29/18 JPSF



American Academy of Nursing Supports Eliminating Barriers to Practice for NPs

The American Academy of Nursing has announced their official position on Full Practice Authority for Advanced Practiced Registered Nurses (APRNs). The Academy declares, “Lack of full practice authority for APRNs is a barrier to the provision of efficient, cost-effective, high-quality, and comprehensive health care services for some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations”. The statement cites the improvements in care that states with Full Practice Authority have experienced and makes suggestions at the state and federal level for lowering barriers to practice. Read the full statement below.


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HB793 News Release

VCNP is thrilled to announce HB793 – a bill designed to lower barriers to practice in Virginia and expand access to care. The bill permits Nurse Practitioners to practice without a collaborative agreement after a Transition to Practice period of 1,040 hours, which may be supervised by either a NP or physician. The bill will be presented to the Virginia House of Delegates by its sponsor, Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield). You may read the bill in its entirety by clicking here. Below is the official press release announcing the proposed legislation:

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2018 VCNP Awards: An Opportunity to Recognize an NP Who Inspires You

VCNP 2018 Awards Call for Nominations 

DUE February 2, 2018 

The VCNP is accepting nominations for the 2018 awards. The awards will be announced and presented to the recipients at the VCNP Conference in March. The awards available are:

  • The Distinguished NP Award
  • The Founder’s Award
  • The Education Award
  • The NP Advocate Award

All nominations must be received by February 2, 2018. The nominees must be a VCNP member in good standing. All members nominated must submit a letter of nomination describing how the nominee meets the purpose outlined for the award, a CV or Resume and supportive documentation are required by the VCNP member. All applications will be reviewed by the VCNP Nominations and Awards Committee. Final selections for the awards will be made by the Committee.


Education Award

This award is to honor a member who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to Nurse Practitioners in the areas of education and patient care. Nominees should demonstrate excellent initiative in one or more of the following categories: teaching and scholarship, student preceptorship, patient teaching, or community involvement.

Distinguished NP Award

This award is to honor a member who has exemplified or made contributions to the role of Nurse Practitioner. Nominees should demonstrate excellence and initiative in one or more of the following categories: clinical practice, research, leadership, and contributions to the VCNP at both local and state levels.

Founder’s Award  

This award is to honor those who have founded, pioneered, or made significant historical contributions to the shaping of the organization of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners. This award will be presented on an as needed basis, but no more often than annually.

NP Advocate Award

This award is designed to honor an individual in the VCNP or the community at large for their contributions to the advancement of the practice of Nurse Practitioners. This nominee does not need to be a VCNP member. This person may be an NP, physician, hospital administrator, legislator, or anyone whom has assisted in the advancement of the NP or the NP profession.

Please Forward All Nominations to

 Amy Sales at

Any Questions may be submitted to Becky Compton, Nominations and Awards Committee chair at