Work of local nurse practitioners highlighted

A joint proclamation by the city and county was presented in recognition of National Nurse Practitioner Week.

A proclamation in recognition of National Nurse Practitioner Week, issued by Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble and Hopkinsville Mayor Wendell Lynch, was presented Wednesday at the Christian County Courthouse. Tribble read the proclamation and presented it to Helen Cayce and other advanced practice registered nurses in the fiscal court chambers. 

Advanced practice registered nurses (from left) Candice Perkins, Amy Wells, Helen Cayce, Ellery Naghtin and Autumn Triplett stand with Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble for a proclamation presentation Wednesday at the courthouse. (Photo provided by Jennie Stuart Health)

The theme of the week observed Nov. 13 to 19 is “NPs: Going the Extra Mile.”

The purpose of the week is to celebrate “these exceptional health care providers, and to remind lawmakers of the importance of removing outdated barriers so nurse practitioners (NPs) will be allowed to practice to the full extent of their experience and education,” Jennie Stuart Health spokesman Chris Jung said in a press release. 

The release also notes comments from April N. Kapu, president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

“NPs play a critical role in educating patients on ways to improve their mental and physical well-being,” said Kapu. “As our nation continues to face the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 and works to eliminate health care disparities illuminated by this pandemic, NPs strengthen our ability to ensure patients have equitable access to high-quality care.”

Work of local nurse practitioners highlighted

Jennifer P. Brown

Jennifer P. Brown is the founder and editor of Hoptown Chronicle. You can reach her at editor@hoptownchronicle.org.

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