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Piedmont Region NP Week Celebration

Join us for an evening of food, wine and conversation!

Drawing for a free registration to Pharmfest & Beyond Conference on 1/27/2024 during the event.

This is a night to celebrate you! Nonmembers, students and families are welcome.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
5:00 pm – 8: 00 pm
Eastwood Winery
2531 Scottsville Road, Charlottesville, VA

Contact Renee Gay at or any member of the leadership team if you have any questions.

Piedmont Region Polo Social and Legislative Candidate Meet & Greet

Come join us for an afternoon of polo, food and wine.

Local legislative candidates have been invited.
This fall all 40 seats in the Senate and 100 seats in the House of Delegates will be up for election in Virginia. VCNP’s Government Relations committee is continuing to promote NP practice by reaching out to legislators and candidates. We have invited candidates from our local districts to this event. Please take this opportunity to discuss the importance of NP practice. Talking points will be sent out below.

The following candidates have RSVP’d yes to attending the event.

Steve Harvey (R)- Candidate for 55th district
Amy Laufer (D) – Candidate for 55th district

Katrina Callsen (D) – Candidate for 54th district (her campaign manager Pally Haling is a retired NP!)

Senator Creigh Deeds (D) – 11th District
Phillip Hamiliton (R) – Candidate for 11th District

Bring your family.
Invite your colleagues/NP friends (members/non-members)

Sunday, September 24, 2023
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
King Family Vineyards
6550 Roseland Farm, Crozet, VA

Talking Points

Current landscape and challenges

  • NPs are advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who have master of science and often doctoral degrees as well as extensive clinical training in the diagnosis, treatment and management of common and complex medical conditions.
  • NP-provided care has been shown to have outcomes equal to care provided by physician colleagues.
  • There are 15,000+ NPs currently providing care in Virginia. NPs practice in many settings including hospitals, primary care and specialty offices, health departments, extended care facilities, urgent care and free mobile health clinics.
  • Virginia’s NPs are governed by the Joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine. Virginia is one of only three states with Joint Boards. NPs in other states are governed solely by the Board of Nursing.
  • Unique to Virginia, NPs are restricted by a mandated practice agreement with a physician for 5 years before they are eligible to apply for autonomous practice licensure and practice without a practice agreement.
  • Mandated practice agreements with physicians do not involve training from physicians, are not residencies or fellowships, and do not require the physician to practice in the same location as the NP.
    Why these issues need to be addressed now
  • Virginia’s transition to practice requirement is the most restrictive in the nation. Twenty-seven states, the District of Columbia and two U.S. territories do not require any transition to practice or practice agreement. Of the states with such requirements, the requirement is 2 or 3 years, or 2,000-3,000 clinical hours.
  • Virginia’s mandated practice agreement requirement ties NP practice to a specific physician and healthcare setting. This impedes an NP’s ability to provide care where it is most needed, especially in rural and underserved areas where physician shortages are even greater than in urban areas.
  • Changing Virginia’s transition to practice requirement aligns the Commonwealth with the majority of states, the Virginia Board of Nursing’s recommendation and the National Consensus Model for Advanced Practice Nursing Licensure, which recommends that all APRNs are granted full practice authority upon graduation of an accredited program. The national model also recommends regulating APRNs solely under the Board of Nursing.
  • Virginia’s 5-year transition to practice requirement was passed in 2018. There have been significant changes in health care since that time including increasing provider shortages, a growing aging population and a greater number of patients with chronic diseases.
  • Nearly 100 million Americans currently lack adequate access to primary care. By 2030, it is estimated the U.S. will face shortages of more than 120,000 providers needed to address patient demand. NPs can help fill the gap to provide this care.

Piedmont Region August Sponsored Dinner

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 30th @ 6:30 pm

Location: The Local Restaurant, 824 Hinton Avenue, Charlottesville, VA.

Intervene With Jakafi® (ruxolitinib) At the First Sign of Steroid-Refractory Acute and Chronic GVHD – A Real-World, Case-Based Discussion.

Speaker: Karolina Faysman, AOCNP, DNP-C

RSVP by 8/25 at If you have issues registering contact Beth Fantasia at 304-612-7012 or

VCNP Piedmont Region CEU Event

Transforming Leadership
2 Hour CEU Event

Learn what is holding you back from reaching your professional and personal goals.
Understand that you are a leader even if you don’t have a leader role.
See how your superpowers are also your kryptonite.
Define leadership and what is means to you.
Learn to live life intentionally rather than by default.
Make friends with your Imposter, buckling him/her in the backseat, right next to fear.

Pam Maxson, PhD, PCC, SPHR, Executive and Leadership Coach

Tuesday, June 20, 2023
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Center at Belvedere
Learning Center A
540 Belvedere Boulevard, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Dinner will be provided

RSVP by 6/18/2023 to Renee Gay at

Holiday Greetings

I hope everyone will have a peaceful and safe holiday season.

“No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted” AESOP

Don’t forget to register for Piedmont Regions’s Annual Pharmfest

  • Jan 28, 2023
  • 7:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • In-person at Omni Hotel Charlottesville
  • Speakers:
    • Ellen Wermter – Sleep/Wake Pharmacology
    • L. Kelley Midkiff – Major Depression and Crisis Management
    • Donna White, Lauren Lam, Stephanie Hannon – Vaccination Updates
    • Debbie Lindsay – Not All That Shakes is Parkison’s
    • Rachel Talbott – Updates in Dermatology Pharmacology
    • Elizabeth Lester – Heart Failure
  • 6 Pharm CEUs
  • $150 members, $200 nonmembers, $95 VCNP student member

Piedmont VCNP Charity/Gift Application

Piedmont VCNP Charity/Gift Application/May 2021

The Piedmont VCNP chapter is committed to helping our health care community.  Our chapter raises money every year from different activities and would like to give back to the community.  We would like to offer a gift to a charity that our members are involved with or have a relationship throughout the health community. This year we have funds available to give 6 monetary gifts. Also, we would appreciate if your charity would let us know how the gift was used. If you have a charity that is need of help this year or any questions, please fill out this form and send it to