Alabama House of Representatives passed HB315,
allowing LAY midwives to legally practice in Alabama, by a vote of 84-11 after a debate and several tabled amendments. The legislation is now headed to the Senate (companion bill SB282) for a vote.
However, many organizations are strongly opposing this bill and released a statement urging strong opposition to HB315. Opponents state that the bill which allows practicing LAY midwives to have no oversight, guidelines, or accountability and it would decriminalize their practice.
Opposition Statement by organizations such as NPAA, March of Dimes, Huntsville Hospital, Alabama Academy of Radiology, ACOG, ACEP, and others.
Please contact your Senators to oppose SB282.
11th Annual NPAA Conference
Speaker Highlight: Ms. Ardie Pack-Mabien
The Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama (NPAA) will hold its 11th Annual Advanced Nursing Practice Conference on October 27-28th, 2017 at the Hyatt Wynfrey Conference Center in Birmingham, AL (located at Galleria Mall). Register Now for the Early Bird Discount!
Ms. Pack-Mabien obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of South Alabama and Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Mobile. She is a candidate for her PhD at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Ms. Pack-Mabien was credentialed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and granted certification as a sickle cell educator and counselor by the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America-Mobile Chapter. She has provided compassionate and comprehensive medical care for pediatric and adult patients with sickle cell disease at the University of South Alabama Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center for more than 20 years.
Her presentation will provide an overview of: (a) pathophysiology, complications, and pharmacological management of individuals affected with SCD; (b) clinical and nonclinical factors for an unsuccessful transition; (c) current evidence-based data on efficacy of transition programs, and (d) advance practices nurses (APNs) critical role in the transition process, medical management of AYA with SCD, and clinical researchers to generate evidence-based healthcare policies and best practice guidelines in the clinical setting.
The AANP-Certification Board's ENP-C launched in early 2017. This competency based certification exam is available to currently certified family nurse practitioners. The 150-item exam tests practice knowledge, procedures and tasks necessary to provide safe and appropriate care in the regency department (ED) setting.
Eligibility for the exam is available via three paths for individuals hoping current certifications an FNP with a current RN license:
Within 5 years of applying for the exam, an application must complete a minimum of 2,000 hours of direct ED care as an FNP, 100 hours of ED specific continuing education, and 30 hours of ED procedural skills; or
Successfully complete an academic emergency care graduate or post-graduate NP program; or
Successfully complete an approved energy fellowship program.
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