A Note from Your VCNP President
Nominations are open through September 30 for the VCNP state positions of president-elect, secretary and treasurer. Serving on the VCNP board continues to be an amazing personal and professional opportunity for me. If you have questions about any of these board positions, please reach out to me or another board member.

To nominate yourself or someone else for one of these roles, please complete a nomination form. Many regions also will be holding elections this fall so contact your regional leadership to learn about open positions.
Responses needed: COVID primary care survey
In March 2020, the Larry A. Green Center launched a national survey to better understand the response and capacity of U.S. primary care practices to COVID-19 as well as the potential impact of the pandemic on primary care. Please take 4-5 minutes to respond to this month’s survey by Tuesday, September 14.
Free VDH COVID webinar
Save the date for a free Virginia Department of Health webinar on Thursday, Sept. 23 from 8-9 pm. This is a similar program to one offered earlier this month so if you weren’t able to attend then, we hope you can participate in this session.
Webinar topics include:
  • Update on monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy for outpatients with mild to moderate COVID-19
  • Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for REGEN-COV for post-exposure prophylaxis
  • Clinical experience in the use of mAb therapy
  • Reimbursement
  • Q & A
Watch for registration details soon.
VCNP joins vaccination effort
VCNP has partnered with more than 30 other Virginia health care organizations to urge unvaccinated Virginians to get a COVID vaccine.
A press release issued by the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association on September 9 read in part, “As of today, hospitals in the Commonwealth are treating nearly 2,200 patients who have been admitted for COVID-19. Meanwhile, the state 7-day average of new cases had risen to 3,003 as of the beginning of September. In just two months, hospitalizations have increased by 1,008%, and new cases have jumped by 1,217%. With hospital inpatient and ICU beds already filling ahead of a looming fall surge, it is imperative for unvaccinated Virginians to do their part to help save lives and slow the spread of this deadly virus by getting vaccinated.”
COVID vaccine updates
As of September 9, more than 4.9 million Virginians had been fully vaccinated, and more than 5.5 million Virginians had received one dose. Please encourage your patients, family and friends to use Virginia’s centralized system for information about free COVID-19 vaccines – online at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by phone at 877-VAX-INVA (829-4682).
The 4 Ps of VCNP’s PAC
Do you know about the purpose, people, process and past successes of VCNP’s PAC? Learn more about how PAC funds are supporting health care in Virginia, and create a legacy for the future of NPs. Sign up for monthly donations, which can start at $5/month and be automatically deducted from your account. One-time donations are welcome too!
Thanks to these members for their recent donations – Gwen Davis (NOVA), Monique Farrington (Tidewater), Jessica Frye (Richmond), Renee Hammel (Richmond), Judy Jenks (Blue Ridge), Marilyn Phillips-Grossman (Southside), Susan Roberts (Southwest), Jessica Ruff (Southside), Glenda Siegrist (Shenandoah), Sharon Simon (NOVA) and Johnnie Wijewardane (Blue Ridge).
AANP Region 3 member meeting
All AANP members are invited to learn what’s impacting the region and stay up to date on key developments in health care and policy. Make plans to join the AANP Region 3 member meeting virtually on Saturday, September 18 from 8:30 am to noon. This is the first time all AANP members have been invited to this meeting.
Help us get to 2,000
As of September 1, 1,551 NPs in Virginia have received their autonomous practice license! You’re eligible to apply if you have at least two years of clinical experience (equivalent to 3,600 hours). Help us reach 2,000 licenses by December 31!
Share your autonomous practice stories
If you’ve applied for or received your autonomous practice license, let us know why you applied, how autonomous licensure will impact your practice and why you think it’s important for other NPs to apply. Send your stories – and a photo - to [email protected] for use in future VCNP communications.
Members in the News
Becky Compton shared thoughts about payment parity in Virginia health care during a State of Reform virtual colloquium.
Fall is almost here, and Virginia’s students have returned to schools in the last few weeks. While you may be glad to say goodbye to summer’s heat and humidity, I know fall may bring new challenges for you, both personally and professionally. As you’re looking ahead to 2022, I hope you’ll add VCNP’s annual conference to your calendar. I’m looking forward to seeing you in person at The Omni Homestead Resort, March 2-5, 2022!
Becky Compton, DNP, RN, FNP-BC
President, VCNP Board of Directors