Category Archives: General News

VCNP’s statement on the Jan. 6 events at the Capitol

The events that took place last week in our Nation’s Capital bring to mind the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” VCNP condemns the violence that took place in Washington, D.C. and reaffirms our commitment to civil discourse, diversity of backgrounds and respect for one another. As a nation and as health care professionals, we must take care of ourselves so we can take care of our community.

VCNP Virtual Town Halls – Jan. 6 – Registration is open!

12:30 p.m. | 8 p.m.

Learn about HB 1737 and how you can advance NP practice in Virginia!

VCNP will host two virtual town hall meetings on January 6 to review HB 1737 and share resources to help members connect with their legislators and garner support from colleagues for our bill.

We will host these meetings at 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. in order to reach the most registrants. Please join us during lunch or evening hours to learn how you can affect change! Each event will last thirty minutes.

Learn about HB 1737 and how you can help advance NP practice in Virginia!

VCNP will host two, half-hour, virtual town hall meetings on January 6 to review HB 1737 and share resources to help members connect with legislators to request their support of our bill.

  • VCNP will host two events on January 6 in order reach the most people.
  • Please register to join us at 12:30 p.m. or. 8 p.m. to participate. Each meeting will last 30 minutes.
  • Register by selecting one of the buttons below. Please choose your desired time.
  • Free registration is open to members and non-members.
  • No CE will be offered for this program.
  • Registrants will receive the connect link in their registration confirmation email.

Registration is limited, so register now!

Contact your legislators NOW!

Please reach out to members of the Senate Education and Health committee and the House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee to ask for their support of HB 1737. The 2021 General Assembly session begins January 13 and may last only 30 days, which means we need to contact legislators NOW. 

VCNP Members can find the link in their member email accounts, or by logging in to their member profile and selecting “Advocacy” under the “Advocacy” tab, then selecting the campaign dated 12/28/20.

2021 VCNP Annual Conference – Registration is OPEN

Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners 2021 VIRTUAL Annual Conference – March 10-13, 2021

The VCNP Conference is virtual, but all sessions will have “live” speakersBreakout Sessions will be videotaped, so attendees will be able to view them later to obtain more CE.

Excellent Speakers – Barb Bancroft, Wendy Wright, Lynn Rapsilber, Pam Cipriano, Norman Oliver and many more expert speakers Conference Agenda

Timely Topics – COVID 19, Implicit Bias and Racial Disparity in the Healthcare Setting, Healthcare Provider Well Being and many more formidable topics

For more information, or to register, visit the 2021 VCNP Annual Conference information page.


The VCNP Mission: To facilitate the advancement and foster the professional growth of Nurse Practitioners, and to advocate for the improvement of health and access to care for all Virginians.

For questions, please contact Betsy Crowell at betsy.crowell@easterassociates.com

Legislator-Hosted Tele-Town Hall Meetings

The 2021 Virginia General Assembly Session will be held virtually and some legislators will host tele-Town Halls in order to connect with Virginians.
VCNP sends notice of these meetings as soon as we receive them. Be on the lookout for information by email, on vcnp.net, or follow us on social media to find up-to-date information about these virtual opportunities to connect.

VCNP Virtual Town Hall Meetings – January 6, 2021

VCNP Virtual Town Hall Meetings – January 6, 2021

12:30 p.m. | 8 p.m.

Learn about HB 1737 and how you can advance NP practice in Virginia!

VCNP will host two virtual town hall meetings on January 6 to review HB 1737 and share resources to help members connect with their legislators and garner support from colleagues for our bill.

We will host these meetings at 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. in order to reach the most registrants. Please join us during lunch or evening hours to learn how you can affect change!

VDH’s COVIDWISE exposure notification app joins national key server to increase effectiveness across state lines

Virginia joins D.C., 15 other states participating in the unified server; COVIDWISE surpasses 885,000 downloads

(Richmond, Va.) — Virginia’s first-in-the-nation COVID-exposure notification app will now work across DC and all 15 states that have such an app. More than one in ten Virginians have downloaded and are using COVIDWISE, which notifies people if they have been physically close to someone who tested positive. COVIDWISE, Virginia’s free COVID-19 Exposure Notifications app, is now participating with the Association of Public Health Laboratories’ (APHL) National Key Server, allowing COVIDWISE interoperability with Washington, D.C. and other states’ apps that also use the server. Now COVIDWISE can communicate with other state notification apps to share anonymous bits of information or “exposure notification keys” using a national server that will enable users to find out when they may have been exposed by users from other states.

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Time to get your very own VCNP gear and support the VCNP Lynchburg Region Fundraiser! Items include long and short- sleeve shirts, stainless steel tumblers, masks, and a baseball cap.

The pop-up shop won’t last forever so order your items today! Sale ends Dec. 6th so items can be shipped in time for holiday gift giving.

Events and Conferences

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

2021 VCNP Spring Board of Directors Meeting
3/10/2021