This session is sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau and presented by Joyce M. Knestrick, PhD, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN.
As healthcare continues to change, nurse practitioners (NPs) are well suited to be the “movers and shakers” to impact policy and health reforms. As nurse leaders, NPs bring experiences to improve social determinants of health and are often the voice of the diverse patients they serve. The removal of barriers to practice in federal and state legislation and local health systems are only part of the breaking down barriers. Readiness to meet the challenges comes after reflection on personal self and the profession.
- Describe the current state of NP practice in the US and why nursing leadership is essential.
- Analyze the role of the Nurse Practitioner in the implementation of The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity.
- Propose ways to remove barriers to practice in federal, state, and local health systems.
This session is not eligible for CE credit unless you attended the live session on November 16th, 2023.
Dr. Joyce Knestrick, Ph.D., FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Dr. Joyce Knestrick, Ph.D., FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, is a professor at George Washington University and she is a past president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Knestrick practices as a primary care provider in rural Appalachia caring for low-income and underserved populations. She has been a family nurse practitioner for over 30 years, a nurse educator for over 35 years and is active in maintaining high-quality education for NPs. Her research is focused on health and access to care for low-income and rural populations, particularly women; nurse practitioner workforce issues; and distance education for NPs.