Monthly Archives: March 2020

Supporting NPs During COVID-19

COVID-19 is presenting NPs, and the nation, with an unprecedented health care challenge while placing considerable demands and stressors on NPs, both professionally and personally. VCNP is working to share resources and support our members during this time. We hope you will refer to this web page to find valuable online resources and updates as they impact your practice during this time. Please let us know how we can continue supporting you by contacting us at vcnp@vcnp.net.


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Fredericksburg Region VCNP meeting minutes 3/9/2020

Meeting was held at Castiglia’s, sponsored by Amovig for Migraines.

Rachel Farrar has agreed to President Elect role.

Hishani Perera graduated her DNP program 12/2019 and will now be State Conference Committee Chair. She presented her poster at the VCNP conference. Her doctorate project won 2 awards:

Nicole Brooks, Membership, updated us on the last call meeting. Having CEs at the local meetings make NPs attend more meetings. They are considering automatic renewal for VCNP membership and dues. VCNP liked the fact that the last few meetings included NPs and PAs.

Timmye Ross, Public Relations chair, informed us there is a new form to obtain CEs for the group.

Linda Hazelgren, president, Shared that Jill Sarbaugh, NP with Cardiology Associates will be doing a talk on the Watchman procedure for our group.

Consideration for a Autumn local conference.

Consideration of a philanthropy project for the spring. Linda has done the presentation for “Athletes Don’t” a few times. This is about going in to high schools and educating/talking about the hazards of vaping.

Volunteer opportunities at Living Waters, Moss Free Clinic.

Moss Free Clinic is sponsoring a 5K run.

Next meeting Orofino’s on Invokana 4/13/2020.

Submitted 3/12/2020 JPSF

Shenandoah Region-General Meeting Minutes February 2020

VCNP-Shenandoah Region

February 2020 Meeting Minutes

February 20, 2020

Members in attendance:  Maria Circosta, Barbara Call, Amy Graham, Maretta Yoder, Erin Morris, Beth Poore-Bowman, Sue Klassen

NP Students in attendance:  Kymber Beers, Heather Codding

Meeting Location:  Rocktown Kitchen, Harrisonburg Virginia

Business Meeting:  

  1.  Future meetings were discussed.

-April 16, 2020 will be at Montpelier restaurant in Harrisonburg.  Speaker:  Grayce Kim- Pharmacist with Gilead Sciences.  Topic:  “Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease State Overview.”

-Future Meetings for 2020:  9/17/2020, and 11/19/2020

  • Erin Morris shared that she is stepping down as President.  Maria Circosta will move into this role effective immediately.
  •  Topics for future meetings were discussed:

-Dr. Domingus- Motivational Interviewing

-Dr. Kent Folsom- x-ray lectures

-Dr. Schofield- cardiologist- lifestyle medication

-Dr. Martin- rheumatologist- Lupus

The meeting was then adjourned.

Respectively submitted.

Maretta Yoder, Secretary

Events and Conferences

2021 VCNP Annual Conference
3/10/2021 - 3/13/2021