Chapter Information

Georgia Chapter NAPNAP

Chapter Updates

We had another very successful board meeting in mid-September and again last week!

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Board member spotlight: Stacy Buchanan - President Elect

Over the past eighteen years, she has worked exclusively with the pediatric population.  Initially, she was a floor nurse working at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, upon relocation she worked at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  After returning to school to pursue her advanced practice degree, she began working as a pediatric nurse practitioner in the primary care setting.  Over the past thirteen years, she has noted an increased number of parents who are either reluctant to vaccinate, want to delay the recommended schedule or refuse vaccination.  She is a proponent of vaccines, as a pediatric practitioner, it is her job to advocate and protect children. As preceptor to nurse-practitioner students, she teaches them to listen attentively to parental concerns while still promoting vaccination.

Stacy recently had an article published in Georgia Nursing.  Be on the lookout for it when it’s delivered to your house or workplace!

Educational Opportunities

ACE Asthma Educator Training

Friday Oct. 19

7:30 a.m. to noon

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Office Park

Classroom 4

1680 Tullie Circle NE

Atlanta, GA 30322

Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse (CPHON) Exam Review Course

(In conjunction with the Innovations in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Conference)

Wednesday, Oct. 24

12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

800 Spring St. NW

Atlanta, GA 30308

Innovations in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Conference: A Global Approach

Thursday, Oct. 25, and Friday, Oct. 26

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Welcome reception, Thursday, Oct. 25

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

800 Spring St. NW

Atlanta, GA 30308

 

For information on any of the above events, please visit choa.org/cme

THE NEW AGE OF BULLYING: What YOU Need to KNOW

Will take place on Sun., Oct. 28, at Temple Beth Tikvah (9955 Coleman Rd, Roswell, GA 30075). The forum, sponsored by Hadassah Greater Atlanta's Health Professionals and Metulla groups, is open to the community. This is an outstanding program featuring a dozen community resources and five subject experts who will help guests navigate the challenges of bullying prevention and bullying intervention options.The panel discussion will be moderated by Mike Petchenik, WSB-TV North Fulton County Bureau Chief.

Nurses may wish to attend or know others who may find this forum interesting.  More details can be found on the Bullying Facebook Event page.

If you have questions, please email or contact Lee Tanenbaum at 678.310.0873.

We thank you in advance for your support in promoting this important community health education forum to the metro Atlanta community.  

Student Opportunity

We would love to hear from students who are interested in assisting a board member or becoming an ambassador for their school. Please send Bio and interest to info@ganapnap.

Preceptors Needed!!

Melanie Cox is an FNP student at Troy University.  She lives in Walton County, GA and she is looking for a pediatric preceptor for 90 hours during the months of February-April of 2019.  She is willing to precept any days of the week, days or nights and she will travel up to 100 miles from my home for a site (She lives in Covington, GA). Her phone number is 770-480-8715 and her email is: ryleeroo7277@gmail.com.


Casey Zarian is a new PNP-PC student at Vanderbilt University. She lives in the Atlanta area, is currently working in the NICU at CHOA Egleston and is new to NAPNAP. She is very excited about the opportunities the organization will give to network and learn more about the PNP role! She would be happy to email more information, but for starters, she needs 2 clinical sites- 1 for spring 2019 and 1 for summer 2019. The clinical hour requirements for spring are 280 hours and 350 for the summer. Per Vanderbilt, clinical sites need to be primary care offices, with the exclusion of up to 40 hours that could be specialized.  If you can help Casey, please contact her at casey.zarian@gmail.com.


Sabrina Cobb is a Nurse practitioner student and is looking for available preceptors for the Albany Georgia and surrounding areas. Her clinical rotation starts September 7th and ends November 7th. She is in need of 45 hours.  If you can help Sabrina, please email her at spowellcobb@outlook.com.


Melody Vasquez is an ER nurse in Southeast Georgia, US Army medic veteran, and a full time FNP student with South University. She is currently looking for 180 hours of pediatric clinicals in a primary care office with either an NP, MD, or DO from May 2 - July 10 for 180 hours. While she is located in Brunswick, GA, she is willing to travel to any part of the state of Georgia. If you can help Melody, please contact her at mello.vasquez@gmail.com.


Onah Tran is going to be her my second clinical rotation for Spring 2019. She will need to complete 180 hours in any pediatrics office. She is flexible in schedule! If you can help Onah, please contact her at oanhtran10@gmail.com.


Jenna Franz AND ONE OF her CLASSMATES NEED A PRECEPTOR FOR PEDIATRIC ROTATION FROM OCT 1 THRU DEC 22 2018 WE NEED 180 HOURS AND WE CAN USE A FAMILY PRACTICE OR WALK IN CLINICS IF NO PEDIATRIC CLINIC IS AVAILABLE.  If you can help Jenna and her classmate, please contact her at jennafranzrn@yahoo.com.


Amy Baker is a primary care Pediatric nurse practitioner student at the University of South Alabama, seeking out a pediatrician or a pediatric nurse practitioner for preceptorship. The area of interest is in NE Atlanta, but she is willing to travel throughout the state. She is in need of 240 hours beginning January 2019 through May of 2019.  If you can help Amy, please contact her at amy.hickey82@hotmail.com.

 

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Thank you for all you do for the children and families of Georgia!

 

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