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Attention VCNP Tidewater Region – Del. Price Town Hall

Delegate Price’s Upcoming Town Hall

Friends,
I wanted to make sure you had seen the updated information for my upcoming town hall. We will be hosting the meeting both in person and virtually.  

It will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at 6:30 pm, where we will discuss what happened during the Regular and Special Sessions, new laws that will take effect in July, where we ended up on the budget, updates from the district, and answers to your questions.

Part of being the change and doing the work is staying informed on what’s happening.  I look forward to seeing you there or online on June 29th. Click the button below to RSVP. And please share this with others who may be interested!

Sincerely,
Delegate Marcia “Cia” Price
House of Delegates
95th District

Autonomous Practice Licensure – Application Changes starting July 1, 2022

During the 2021 Virginia General Assembly, HB 1737 passed and reduced from five to two the number of years of full-time clinical experience a nurse practitioner must have to be eligible to practice without a written or electronic practice agreement. This legislation has a “sunset” clause and will expire in June 2022.

All NPs with two years of full-time practice experience are still eligible to apply for autonomous practice through June 30 and will retain this licensure. Starting July 1, NPs will return to the five-year experience requirement to apply.

Ready to apply? If you have two years of experience, apply now!

VCNP Richmond – June Dinner Meeting

Richmond VCNP

June Dinner Meeting

Sponsored by Paratek Pharmaceuticals

Nuzyra® (omadacycline)

Presented by Dino James Delaportas, MD

Mountainside Infectious Disease, LLC

 Thursday, June 9, 2022

(Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. and Presentation begins at 6 p.m.)

West Coast Provisions

301A Maltby Blvd, Henrico, VA 23221

Please RSVP by 06/03/2022

To register:

  1. Visit https://link.edgepilot.com/s/077f4e2a/9042eziqqkanUIT5r9-lWQ?u=http://www.paratekportal.com/registration
  2. Enter the event code: 1972

Noteworthy NPs

Congratulations to these VCNP members on their recent accomplishments!

Tidewater Region member Deborah Gray was selected from over 200 previous U.S. Fulbright faculty scholars and researchers who applied to serve as a U.S. Fulbright Alumni Ambassador. Dr. Gray served as a Fulbright Scholar in 2018 and worked with the University of Botswana and the World Health Organization to expand the number of NPs in Africa and patient access for nursing and midwifery services globally.

Deborah Gray

In an interview with WFXR-TV, Blue Ridge Region president Judy Jenks discussed how a new law taking effect July 1 will change the way people can access medical cannabis in Virginia.  

Judy Jenks

Lynchburg Region member Amy Johnson traveled to Peru in March with Virginia Tech’s VALOR leadership development program. During the two-year program, Amy visited all areas of the state to experience different aspects of the agriculture industry and meet with local, state and federal government officials to discuss policy. Amy’s doctoral work focused on farm safety and mental health concerns in farmers. She will graduate from the program in July.

Amy Johnson

Tidewater Region member Autumn Simmons received a grant from the City of Portsmouth through BBrands and Bloom Co-working for one year of rental assistance for her clinic’s office space. Autumn also received a grant through the Portsmouth Economic Development Authority for a 5K matching grant. Autumn owns Quickcare NP, an online healthcare provider.

Congratulations to the Health Wagon and its 7 NPs who treated double their average number of patients in 2021 and modified its core mission to make treatment of COVID-19 one of its four “pillars of care” along with medical, vision and dental. Southwest Region member Teresa Tyson is the Health Wagon’s president and CEO. Read more in the Bristol Herald Courier.

Teresa Tyson

2022 VCNP Board Retreat & Summer Meeting

VCNP’s state and regional leaders gathered in Richmond in late-May to develop goals for the association. There was so much energy in the room and exciting ideas being shared. VCNP is fortunate to be led by so many talented and committed individuals.

Top Left: Lindsay Painter (Lynchburg) and Renee Gay (Piedmont)
Top Middle: Tammy Maloney (Membership) and Morgan McDowell (Public Relations)
Top Right: Kim Bednar (Government Relations) and Maribeth Capuno (Bylaws)
Bottom Left: Monique Farrington (Tidewater) and Sharon Simon (Northern Virginia)
Bottom Middle: Rachel Farrar (Fredericksburg) and Judy Jenks (Blue Ridge)
Bottom Right: Becky Compton (Immediate Past President), Alysia Pack (President Elect), and Olivia Newby (President)

HB 1245 is on the move!

HB 1245 moves on to the Senate!

YOU DID THIS! You contacted your legislators, and they listened! Thank you!

Don’t stop now! We still need you to connect with your representatives.

Be on the lookout! As HB 1245 moves throughout the legislative process, VCNP will continue to send requests for you to contact legislators.

Please continue to share these messages with colleagues, students, patients, family, friends – all NP supporters!

AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR EFFORTS! Keep it up, VCNP!

HB 1245 is on the move!

HB 1245 was reported out of House Health, Welfare and Institutions and will be heard on the House floor next week.

YOU DID THIS!You contacted your legislators, and they listened! Thank you!

Don’t stop now! We still need you to connect with your representatives.

As HB 1245 moves throughout the legislative process, VCNP will continue to send requests for you to contact legislators.

Please continue to share these messages with colleagues, students, patients, family, friends – all NP supporters!