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June 15, 2023

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Dear Fellow AAENP Members,

On the heels of a successful Annual conference this past March, our celebrations will continue this year with the induction of four of our esteemed board members into the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). This accomplishment is the result of their exceptional contributions to the profession. This honor will be bestowed on the following AAENP Board Members during the 2023 AANP conference in New Orleans: Bradley Goettl, David House, Nicole Martinez, and Melanie Hallman.  


Each of these individuals has been an exceptional leader at AAENP and in emergency care. Their continued dedication and support of our mission and values have allowed our organization to grow and be successful.

If you are attending the AANP conference, please make sure to stop by the AAENP booth, #533 to congratulate these Directors.

We are also celebrating the launch this month of our updated and redesigned AAENP website which is easier to navigate and includes additional information supporting your practice needs and Academy initiatives. Please take a moment to explore the new design, and be watching for more reasons to celebrate with us in the weeks ahead!

With gratitude,



President, American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners 



Call for AAENP Board of Director Applications

The AAENP is currently in search of candidates for the Board of Directors. We specifically welcome applications from individuals with specialized knowledge in strategy and finance. An ideal candidate should demonstrate a proven history of successful leadership, exceptional strategic decision-making abilities, and a strong commitment to the mission and values of the AAENP. Having a strong familiarity with the challenges confronted by nurse practitioners in emergency care settings, as well as previous engagement with the AAENP or similar organizations, would provide an additional advantage.   

Board Members for the 2023 – 2026 term will commence their service in November 2023. Essential requirements include maintaining consistent AAENP membership and agreeing to: 

  1. Participate in all in-person and/or virtual board meetings, including regularly scheduled monthly board meetings.
  2. Offer leadership support to assigned AAENP committees.
  3. Serve as a liaison to partner organizations as appointed.
  4. Support and attend national educational events.
  5. Attend an in-person board meeting at the AAENP National Conference. 

We invite those passionate about supporting nurse practitioners working in emergency care settings to submit the following electronic documents to the provided email address by noon CST on Friday June 30, 2023:  

  1. Your curriculum vitae or resume, underlining any prior involvement with the AAENP.
  2. A letter of interest that highlights your personal strengths & qualifications, outlining why you would be an excellent fit for a national-level Board Director position.

Please send your CV and letter of interest to


Ultrasound Models needed!

Are you attending the AANP conference in New Orleans this month? If so, consider joining AAENP in our booth to showcase Point of Care Ultrasound Techniques. We are still looking for a few males who are willing to serve as ultrasound models for short periods of time during the Exhibit hours on Thursday, 6/22 – Saturday, 6/24. Interested individuals should send an email to


Interested in sharing your expertise as a speaker or representative on workgroups with other organizations? Let us know your interest by completing our Speaker’s Bureau Form.


AAENP, along with more than 235 signatories from across the health care spectrum, signed onto a support letter for the Improving Care and Access to Nurses (ICAN) Act which was sent to members of Congress on June 6.  



Member Highlight: Rachel Stevens, Rhode Island State Representative

Rachel Stevens' Emergency Medicine career started when she was in high school when she completed an EMT program that was offered during her senior year. During that time, she became an Emergency Medicine Technician working in a Level 1 Trauma Center in Pennsylvania. Upon graduation she relocated to Florida where she was involved in planning and education for the newly designated Level 2 Trauma Center. She soon after enrolled in Nurse Practitioner School graduating with honors from University of South Florida specializing in Family Nurse Practitioner. She continued her growth in Emergency Medicine as a new graduate in a local Emergency Department in central Florida and later working at the area's Level 2 Trauma Center.


After 6 years of practice and holding leadership positions and acting as a preceptor to Nurse Practitioner students she relocated to Rhode Island where she currently practices Emergency Medicine as the Lead APP. She continues to precept both Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant students and has been a contributor and lecturer to EMCT. In addition to her professional ENP career, she is also a Paramedic and is working with her local agency to launch RSI protocols and is part of the Mobile Integrated Health team. She supports her local First Responders and her community through lectures and workshops. She is also a Tactical Medicine provider where her focus is on cardiometabolic testing in first responders, primarily law enforcement officers, working to reverse the statistics of premature death and heart disease. Although she resides in Rhode Island she typically splits time between there and New Hampshire where she lives in the White Mountains with her husband and 3-year-old labradoodle who demands constant attention and exercise. In her past time she enjoys being active and healthy as she is an avid runner completing many half marathons and currently working on her first Full Marathon with the goal of completing the IronGirl Triathlon. In addition, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, snowshoeing, trail running, and XC Nordic Skiing where she is currently in the transition to XC Skate with her eye on competitive Biathlon. When she isn’t on the ‘run’ she can be spotted around the globe traveling with her husband or simply on the couch knitting with a nice hot cuppa!  

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AAENP & ThriveAP Partnership

Did you know that AAENP has partnered with ThriveAP to offer transition to practice education solutions for APPs in the emergency and urgent care settings? Learn more at


Looking for a way to get involved at AAENP? State Representatives are essential connections to our members and actively support the values and mission of AAENP. State Representative needs are as follows: Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Carolina, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. If interested, please apply through the AAENP website at


ICYMI – Some members have missed the prior newsletters sent out monthly this year. You can find some below.




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