January 2017 Newsletter
VA Ruling on APRN Practice

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued a final rule regarding Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) providing clinical care in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The rule grants three of the four APRN roles (nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, and clinical nurse specialists) the ability to practice to the full extent of their education and training, but does not include certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). For additional background on this issue and the association's advocacy efforts, visit AACN's website.
Nurses Rank #1

For the 15th year in a row, the American public has honored our profession with the ranking of the "highest honesty and ethical standards," according to the annual Gallup poll.

CANPA CEU- Saturday February 4, 2017
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Obesity and the Co-morbidities

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are optimally positioned to combat the increasing prevalence of obesity by addressing prevention and risk reduction, as well as treatment, monitoring, and essential patient education and involvement.  Register Now to learn more!
NPAA Congratulates Joyce Loyd on becoming APRR's New President! 
Practice Brief

2016 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update on New Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure 

For heart failure therapy, incorporation of new study results, medications, or devices that merit modification of existing clinical practice guideline recommendations, or the addition of new recommendations, is critical to ensuring that guidelines reflect current knowledge, available treatment options, and optimum medical care. To keep pace with evolving evidence, the American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines (“Task Force”) has issued this focused update to reassess guideline recommendations on the basis of recently published study data. 

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