The Fredericksburg Region hosted a successful legislative reception on October 5, 2015.
Senator Bryce Reeves, Senator Stuart’s legislative assistant Dale Herndon, Delegate Bill Howell, Delegate Buddy Fowler, CEO of Mary Washington Hospital Mike McDermott, Douglas Shulte, MD and the VCNP lobbyist Richard Grossman were there with about 40 advanced practice nurses to discuss access to care and barriers to healthcare access.
The Fredericksburg Region presented a free conference for it’s members on November 7, 2015. Local speakers were: Cherie Wright, NP on Sleep apnea and insomnia, John House, NP on Hepatitis C, Dr Michael Bias Smith on pain management and palliative care, and Sherry Hayes on aortic stenosis.
The next VCNP conference is in March 9-12, 2016 at the Homestead in Warm Springs VA. Make your room reservations now for lower prices.
The new VCNP website is up and running. (Which is obvious if you are reading this!)
NPs are still working on aspects of prescriptive authority.
Republicans maintain control of the senate.
The Fredericksburg region has 68 members.
Consider volunteering to be on the board- bring your new ideas and energy!
The next meeting is at The Mercantile on William Street 12/14/15.
We considered having a holiday party. After discussion, February was a better month to gather for a post-holiday party. We will discuss possible locations, dates and times a the next meetings.
Submitted 11/15/15 JPSF