National Nurse Practitioner Week is November 10-16, and Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is celebrating by hosting a virtual event for nurse practitioners (NPs) and those considering a career as an advanced practice nurse. Featured topics include improving sepsis care, treating post-traumatic stress disorder and using reflective practices as a leadership enhancement tool. Nurse practitioners and others can participate in this free event online at Frontier.edu/NPWeek.
The Empower 2019 FNU Virtual Event: Nurse Practitioners Improving Patient Care Through Teamwork will bring together leaders in health care to present the following sessions:
Nurse Practitioners in Action Serving Their Communities: Lisa Chappell, PhD, FNP-BC, FNU’s associate dean of family nursing, will be joined by FNU nurse practitioner faculty as they share how they are impacting their communities and carrying out the mission of serving rural, diverse and underserved populations. This session will take place on Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. ET.
A Team-Based Approach to Improving Timely Sepsis Care: Presented by Carla Bray, DNP, FNP-C, the presentation will cover a rapid cycle quality improvement project. Each cycle tested changes related to team and patient engagement, screening, and the use of timely sepsis orders. Participants will learn strategies to implement best practices for timely sepsis care. Tune in on Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. ET.
FREE CE: Evidence-Based Prescribing of Practices in Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Presented by Jess Calohan, DNP, PMHNP-BC, this session will cover the neurobiological underpinnings of PTSD and review evidence-based prescribing practices. The presentation will also discuss collaborative care and patient engagement strategies to assist in the management of PTSD symptoms. This session will take place on Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. ET.
FREE CE: Reflective Practice: A Leadership Enhancement Tool: Katheryn Arterberry, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, will focus on the use of reflective practice to enhance leadership skills, improve interpersonal relationships, and heighten personal self-awareness in nurses. The presentation will provide practical reflective practice tools for nurses in various settings. Tune in on Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. ET.
We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to earn free CE credits!
National Nurse Practitioner Week is held annually to celebrate health care providers and to remind lawmakers of the importance of removing outdated barriers to practice so that nurse practitioners will be allowed to practice to the full extent of their experience and education. According to AANP.org, there are approximately 270,000 NPs currently licensed in the U.S.
Frontier Nursing University is the birthplace of nurse-midwifery and family nursing in the United States and has 80 years of experience in delivering graduate nursing and midwifery programs. This is the fourth consecutive year FNU has hosted a virtual event in recognition of National Nurse Practitioner Week.