Updated - 9/16/08
Health Information Advisory - Infant Formula Manufactured in China
On September 12, 2008, the FDA issued a Health Information Advisory to consumers and healthcare professionals regarding milk-based infant formula manufactured in China. The Chinese manufactured infant formula may be contaminated with melamine. Melamine artificially increases the protein profile of milk and can cause kidney diseases. Click here for more information.
NAPNAP Research Agenda Available
NAPNAP recently announced the release of its Research Agenda 2008-2013: Priorities for Evidence in Practice, a document used to identify gaps in evidence for practice. Click here to view the press release.
NAPNAP Launches New Career Center
NAPNAP proudly announces the launch of the NAPNAP Career Connection - an interactive web-based career center that connects members and employers. Visit the new career center. Click here to view the press release.
Medicare Physician Fee Schedule On July 7, 2008 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule. Contained in the proposed rule is a provision addressing the education requirements for Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists. NAPNAP submitted comments to the rule on August 15, 2008. The comments are based on the NAPNAP Position Statement on the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, approved by the Executive Board in April 13, 2008.
ASU Nursing Awarded a Federal Grant for the KySS Fellowship Program
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently awarded a three-year grant to ASU nursing college to support the KySS Fellowship for NPs in Underserved U.S.: Improving Child & Teen Mental Health. Click here for the press release.
Pediatric Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice Now Available
NAPNAP is pleased to report the availability of Pediatric Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. A complimentary copy will be mailed to each NAPNAP member this summer. Additional copies may be purchased on NAPNAP's online store or through ANA. Click here to view the press release.
Roundtable statement re: DNP Education, Certification & Titling
The NP Roundtable released its first statement about DNP Education, Certification and Titling: A Unified Statement. The Nurse Practitioner Roundtable is a coalition of nurse practitioner organizations formed to collaborate, unify, and address issues of importance to nurse practitioners. The NP Roundtable is currently composed of seven organizations including AANP, ACNP, AFPNP, NAPNAP, NCGNP, NONPF and NPWH. Click here to see this landmark document.
Read NAPNAP's response to the AMA HOD re: Resolutions 214 "Doctor of Nursing Practice", 303 "Protection of Titles 'Doctor', 'Resident' and and 'Residency'" and 716 "AMA Model Agreement with Advanced Practice Nurse Clinicians, Nurse Practitioners and/or Clinical Nurse Specialist." Click here for the letters sent on June 11th. Click here for an update on the resolutions passed by the AMA House of Delegates.
Read the NAPNAP, AFPNP & PNCB's response to the CACC re: a DNP Certification. Click here for the letter sent on May 21st. To read the recently approved NAPNAP Position Statement on the DNP, click here.
International Pediatric Nursing Conference in China - Date Change
NAPNAP and Global Reach Institute invite NAPNAP members to share their pediatric nursing experience and earn CNE at the Project Hope Pediatric Nursing Conference in Shanghai/Wuhan, China November 15-22, 2008. Click here for more.
to access NAPNAP's Perspective on Retail Based Health Clinics
released September 27, 2007.
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