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NACNS President Jan Powers To Present During National APP Week

National APP Week is dedicated to honoring Advanced Practice Providers

RESTON, VA – October 7, 2021 – NACNS President Jan Powers will participate in a discussion panel featuring five National Advanced Practice Providers (APP) Professional Organization presidents during the Inaugural National APP Week Virtual Kickoff Ceremony on October 11-15, 2021.

The inaugural event will bring together APP leaders from across the country, representing 75+ organizations and over 40,000 APPs. The goal of APP week is to recognize APPs as a unified group of Certified Registered Anesthetists (CRNAs), Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs), Nurse Midwives (CNMs), Nurse Practitioners (NPs), and Physician Assistants/Associates (PAs). The theme of this year’s National APP Week is “APPs United.” This theme is to highlight that during the pandemic, APPs were critical to many organizations while there were staff shortages.

“I am honored to have been chosen as a speaker for the inaugural APP Week Ceremony,” said Powers. “The ability for APPs and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs)of  all backgrounds and organizations to come together and collaborate on practices and leadership will provide for increased engagement cross-functionally and a more unified approach to problem-solving.”

Speakers at National APP Week Virtual Kickoff Ceremony Panel Discussion:

  • Catherine Collins Fulea – DNP, CNM, FACNM, American College of Nurse Midwives
  • April Kapu – DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Jennifer Orozco – PA-C, DFAAPA, American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Jan Powers – PHD, RN, CCNS, CCRN, NE-BC, FCCM, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Dina Velocci – DNP, CRNA, APRN, American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

About The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) is the only national association representing the clinical nurse specialist (CNS). CNSs are the most versatile advanced practice registered nurses and work in health care specialties to ensure delivery of high-quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care. As leaders in the acute, post-acute, and ambulatory health care settings, CNSs impact direct patient care, nurses and nursing practice, and organizations and systems to optimize care and drive outstanding clinical outcomes. NACNS is dedicated to advancing CNS practice and education and removing unnecessary and limiting regulatory barriers while assuring public access to quality CNS services. For more information or to join NACNS, click here

About National APP Week

National Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Week honors the contribution of our various APPs including Physician Associate (Assistants), Nurse Practitioners, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Certified Nurse-Midwives. This important group of providers elevate the fields of medicine and nursing to ensure our most vulnerable populations receive high-quality, evidence-based care. This week celebrates the hard work of these professionals and to raise awareness of their unique roles in healthcare. For more information about National APP Week, click here.

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