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Touchdown Pediatrics!!

Thank for a GREAT conference!

We enjoyed seeing everyone!

See you all next year....



Preceptor Needed

Hello Members,

UNC SON is looking for a primary care NP willing to precept a FNP student this Fall during their pediatric rotation. They are looking for someone in the Durham area. If interested please contact:

Ann Jessup, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Graduate Clinical Sites Coordinator
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing
Chapel Hill, NC   27599
phone #: 919-966-0978
fax #: 888-330-0461

NCNAPNAP Members Please Help!

Hi Members!

NC NAPNAP was contacted by NCNA today to send a letter of support for SB 695 to be used this week at the legislature. Thanks to Virginia for coordinating these efforts. Please see the attached letter.


In addition to our Chapter letter we ask that each member also write letters to the following legislatures (for your district) supporting SB 695 and the need to add a provision in the Senate Budget:
President Pro Temp Phil Berger
Rules Chair Senator Tom Apodoca
Appropriations Chair Senator Harry Brown
Appropriations Chair Senator Kathy Harrington
Appropriations Chair Brent Jackson
HHS Appropriations Co-Chair Senator Ralph Hise
HHS Appropriations Co-Chair Senator Louis Pate
HHS Appropriations Co-Chair Senator Tommy Tucker

Please  DON'T copy and paste the NAPNAP. We don't want "form letters" going out as these will get ignored.
For questions please contact Lisa Watson NC NAPNAP President at (919) 452-8368.

Thank you for your assistance!

Modernizing the Nurse Practice Act


This is powerful!

Thanks to the Nurses and advanced practice nurses who attended and represented us all so well!

We Need You!



Our Chapter is one of the best in the nation - and that is because of members like you. We are calling for volunteers to share their wealth of knowledge and experience with NC NAPNAP's board. Please consider volunteering for one of the following positions. Each position is a 2-year committment (except for President-Elect which is a 6 year term; 2 years President-Elect, 2 years President, 2 years Past President):


Legislative Chair: Keeps the membership informed about key pediatric and nurse practitioner related legislation. Invites the membership to actively participate in legislative activities (ie letter writing campaigns, meeting with legislators, attending NAPNAP's day on Capitol Hill, etc).

- Average time commitment: 1-10 hours a month. Busy times occur when Congress/Senate is in session.

-Please direct questions to past Legislative Chair Virginia McLean at 


Interested yet? Please send your CV along with a brief statement explaining: 1) Who you are 2) Where you practice 3) Why you would like to serve as a board member to Remi Hueckel at  We will post the list of candidates on our website as we receive your applications. Voting will take place at the Membership Appreciation Dinner on May 14th. 


I look forward to working with you all. 


Exciting News!



We've got more big news to report out of the General Assembly! SB 695 Modernize Nursing Practice Act has a companion bill in the House!

Just before the filing deadline, Rep. Marilyn Avila (R-Wake), Rep. Josh Dobson (R-McDowell), Rep. Sarah Stevens (R-Surry), and Rep. Donny Lambeth (R-Forsyth) filed HB 807 Modernize Nursing Practice Act. The two bills would both remove practice barriers including physician supervision for Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives, and Clinical Nurse Specialists -- and would ensure that all APRNs will be solely regulated by the Board of Nursing.

As the companion bills in both the House and the Senate progress, we will be sure to give you updates.

We realize many of you are eager to contact your representatives. Now is not quite that moment, but we promise: when we need your help with grassroots support, we will let you know as soon as possible. I guarantee it will not be a long wait!

This is an exciting time for APRNs