The AANP National Conference 2015 with Dr. Angela Golden DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

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The week of June 9th is the AANP's 30th Anniversary and Annual National Conference, Celebrating 50 Years of the Nurse Practitioner Show. Join Us As Dr. Golden Shares AANP's Mission and What She's Excited About For This Week's Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana

The week of June 9th is the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 30th Anniversary & Annual National Conference. Join Us on Day 1 of the AANP conference as we celebrate 50 years of the nurse practitioner profession. Dr. Golden shares AANP’s Mission and what she’s excited about for this week’s conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Click play above to hear this interview with AANP Past President Dr. Angela Golden DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

The AANP 30th Anniversary & Annual National Conference 2015 

Celebrating 50 Years of the Nurse Practitioner Profession

About Dr. Angela Golden, Immediate Past President of American Association of Nurse Practitioners

In this episode Dr. Angela Golden shares her nursing career from a critical care registered nurse, certified flight nurse, school nurse to family nurse practitioner. Dr. Golden shares what inspired her interest to pursue her education as a nurse practitioner to provide healthcare to members of her community in Arizona. As an AANP member she has found professional fulfillment in serving as Arizona state representative,  Regional 9 Director, Secretary, and most recently as the President of AANP finishing her term June 2015. She has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters, retired as an assistant professor graduate nursing at Northern Arizona University, is the author/editor of the Shaping Policy, Improving Practice column of the Journal of Nurse Practitioners (JNP), and is business owner of a nurse practitioner practice in Arizona.  Dr. Golden is an engaging public speaker and has presented locally, nationally and internationally on a multitude of nursing and advanced practice topics, particularly related to her passion for evidence-based practice, health policy and technology.

History of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

During her term as President of the AANP in 2013, Dr. Golden played an active role in merging the two national nurse practitioner organizations. The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners with 28,000 members and the American College of Nurse Practitioners with 5,000 members joined as one unified voice as the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, currently with 61, 000 members. You can read more about the history of the AANP here.

We look forward to celebrating the 50th anniversary of the nurse practitioner profession with great education, colleagues, and lots of networking in a fabulous city.Dr. Angela Golden, AANP Immediate Past President

Dr. Golden states the mission of the AANP is to lead nurse practitioners into transforming patient centered healthcare. She is excited to celebrate 50 years of the nurse practitioner profession this year in New Orleans. The AANP Annual National Conference will have over 170 sessions, feature co-founder and pioneer of the nurse practitioner profession Dr. Loretta Ford, as well as feature keynote speaker and nurse, Naomi Judd. By attending conferences nurses are able to network, meet other nurses across the country and leave feeling empowered with new information learned to impact patient outcomes in their communities.

Links to information Dr. Golden shared with listeners include:

  1. American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  2. AANP Membership Information
  3. Free AANP Continuing Education open to everyone during week of AANP Conference
  4. AANP Annual Research Salary Report in members-only section or read about it in Forbes
  5. AANP Health Policy Office
  6. Discover your AANP state or territory representative
  7. Read AANP Journals:
    a)  Journal of AANP (JAANP), JAANP Free Sample, and the new JAANP Apple App
    b) Journal of NPs (JNP), the JNP on Apple and Android
  8. AANP Autumn Specialty Conference September 27 – 30, 2015 in San Diego, California
  9. Connect with AANP via social media on Facebook, Twitter @AANP_News, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest and their new Instagram.
  10. 2015 NP Facts

Are you at the conference? Check out the AANP’s 2015 National Conference Apple App. Follow hashtag #AANP15 in social media to follow updates of the conference.

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Tune-in tomorrow for the upcoming interview with AANP President-Elect Dr. Cindy Cooke as she shares the AANP Vision and what she looks forward to during her term as AANP President. Reporting for The Nurse Practitioner Show™ this week at the AANP National Conference in New Orleans will be Columbia University Nurse Practitioner Student and AANP Health Policy Fellow Amy Rose Taylor, and AANP Member Dr. Monica Alleman.

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