November 2019 Meeting
November 21, 2019
Members in attendance: Maria Circosta, Barbara Call, Amy Graham,
Chris Moore, Andrea Knopp, Kasey Saunders, Allison Chupp, Maretta Yoder, Vicky
Sullivan, Mary Faith Dudley, Sharon Strang, Susan Adamson, Sarah Stowell
NP Students in attendance: Kymber Beers, Heather Codding, Cheryl Miller,
Allison MonterroZo, Ashley Singleton, Emily Johnson, Crystal O’Connor, Sarah
Gibson, Natalie Detrich
Taste of Thai Restaurant. Harrisonburg, VA.
Chupp FNP discussed details regarding the start up and daily operations of her
NP run health clinic, North Mountain Clinic in Broadway VA.
- Future meetings were
discussed. Further details TBD.
-Dates tentatively set for 2/20/20,
4/16/2020, 9/24/2020, and 11/19/2020
Circosta shared information from the VCNP Board Meeting:
– Lynchburg and Charlottesville CME
– Education regarding dangers of vaping.
– Further discussion about opioids and
-There was extensive discussion
regarding autonomous practice. There is frustration
with the low number of NP’s in Virginia obtaining their license to practice
independently- only 15% of eligible NP’s have obtained the licensure. Eligible nurse practitioners are encouraged
to apply for this license. VCNP is
willing to help members through the attestation process if needed. VCNP is looking into targeting AANP members
residing in Virginia for membership.
-There was discussion
about adding a student liaison to the board as a non-voting member,
regarding their role and length of term need to be finalized.
The meeting was then adjourned.
Maretta Yoder, Secretary