Congratulations Nebraska Nurse Practitioners (NNP)! Nebraska becomes the 20th state to modernize practice for NPs. Second attempt a success! The NAC is proud to have collaborated with NNP, providing resources over the past three years in the quest for full practice authority.
Published in December 2014, this white paper offers background, solutions and conclusions resulting from the statewide planning and outcomes of the State Implementation Program I grant. These outcomes lay the foundation for subsequent initiatives and funding opportunities to continue the transformation of healthcare in Nebraska. (See here or under links).
You may find interesting: the results of Peter Buerhaus published article that primary care NPs are more apt to practice in rural and urban settings, in a wider variation of community settings and care for vulnerable populations.
The Nebraska Organization of Nurse Leaders (NONL) is pleased to announce two recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Nurse Leader Mentor Award.
Carol Wahl, Vice President of Patient Care Services at CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney, and Jody Kempnich, Advanced Nurse Administrator at CHI Health in Omaha, will receive the award during the Nebraska Action Coalition’s “40 Under 40″ celebration on Sept. 18 in Lincoln.
The recipients were nominated by staff and professional colleagues and are being recognized for their excellence in mentoring nurses and others, including through communication and relationship-building, knowledge of the health care environment, leadership, professionalism, and business skills.
Dee Ernesti, president of the NONL, said the award positively impacts patient care through nursing leadership from the bedside to the board room: “NONL acknowledges that the leadership skills necessary to transform health care do not develop in a vacuum. Not all nurses begin their career with thoughts of becoming a leader. Recognition and nurturing of emerging talent such as the “40 Under 40″ award recipients by experienced, supportive, and committed mentors and role models like Carol and Jody is the key.”
Following are the 2014 “40 Under 40″ Nurse Leaders (in first name alphabetical order)
Tiffany Ann Olson