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February 17, 2022

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Dr. April Turner Hill, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-C received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona following a Master of Science in Nursing (Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner) from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She has nearly 20 years of emergency care experience.

April’s passion for the role of the emergency nurse practitioner inspired her development of the first Emergency Nurse Practitioner program in the state of Arizona at Arizona State University. She is a Clinical Instructor and Specialty Coordinator of the Emergency Nurse Practitioner program at ASU. In addition, she maintains a clinical practice within local Emergency Departments.

Dr. Hill is actively involved in advancing ENP practice and was a content expert for the first ENP board certification with American Nurses Credentialing Center. She serves on several boards within the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners and is the AAENP Arizona state representative.
Cindy Kumar, MSN, ENP-C, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC has over 20 years of healthcare experience which covers the lifespan and includes intermediate care, urgent care, emergency department and trauma nursing. Cindy received her Master of Science of Nursing from Vanderbilt University’s Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) Program. Ms. Kumar is a triple board-certified Family, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care and Emergency Nurse Practitioner. She currently is a full-time clinician in a Level II trauma center in Austin, Texas.

Cindy is also a member of the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners’ Validation Committee. She is an item writer for the Emergency Nurse Practitioner certification exam with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB). Cindy is interested in the standardizing of the ENP education process. She is also driven to see that Emergency Nurse Practitioners are utilizing up-to-date guidelines, evidence-based practices and appropriate skill sets to increase access to emergency care while practicing to the fullest extent of their licensure and education.



Participants Needed for Study – Nurse Practitioner’s Perspectives…

I am seeking nurse practitioners who currently work in an Emergency Department setting. I am a Doctoral nursing student at the University of San Diego conducting a study about your encounters with patients in the Emergency Department who you may have suspected were involved in human trafficking. Participation involves filling out a demographic questionnaire and being interviewed through an internet Zoom platform, recorded audio and video, for approximately 60-90 minutes. Participants will receive a $20 Amazon gift card. Please contact Annie Gerhart at 619-405-8919 for more information or email
Justice Department Announces Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking

U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Rachael S. Rollins have announced the Justice Department’s new National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking pursuant to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, which...

Reducing Disability and Death: What Is Next for Stroke Triage and Transport?

The need to improve stroke triage and transport has never been more important. Since 2015, the New England Journal of Medicine has published seven positive studies proving the efficacy of thrombectomy—a minimally invasive, catheter-based...

AAENP Wellness Survey

Please participate in the brief AAENP Membership Wellbeing Survey. The 2 minute Membership Wellbeing pulse check guides AAENP’s strategy to provide meaningful wellness opportunities for members. We are listening and want to hear from YOU!

Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Burnout, Perceived Stress, and Utilization of Wellness Resources during 2020 in a Large Urban Medical Center

The objectives of this study were to measure perceived stress, burnout, and utilization and perceived benefit of wellness practices among emergency medicine (EM) nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs). An additional aim was to evaluate...

Migraine Resources for Healthcare Providers

Migraine disease is a leading cause of disability in the US and impacts approximately 40M Americans, half of which are undiagnosed. It’s imperative for clinicians to stay updated about a disease that impacts one in nine patients.


The Association of Migraine Disorders is helping equip HCPs with information on how to diagnose and treat migraine patients through the Migraine Resource Kit. Resources include a free online CME course, as well as, free printed materials such as patient brochures (English & Spanish), an exam room poster, medication dosing aids and treatment guides.


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American College of Emergency Physicians :: Catalog

If you are looking to learn more about COVID, ACEP is offering many courses free for our members through our COVID Partnership work. Check them out at

2021 Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) Competencies

The American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP) and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) are pleased to announce the 2021 Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) Competencies. This document represents the integration of previously published competencies from both the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP, 2018) and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA, 2019). This integration was led by members of the Emergency Nurse Practitioner Competencies Work Group which included representatives from AAENP and ENA, including some individuals who worked on the most recent sets of competencies from each organization. These unified competencies offer support for Emergency Nurse Practitioner academic preparation, regulation, and credentialing.

COVID-19 Therapeutics Locator

In order to help with access to treatment the HHS has launched a COVID-19 Therapeutics Locater ( The national map displays public locations that have received shipments of U.S. Government-procured COVID-19 therapeutics under U.S. FDA EUA authority. The locations displayed in the locator have reported stock on hand within the last day. You may need to call several of these sites to find the drug.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Limits Use of Certain Monoclonal Antibodies to Treat COVID-19 Due to the Omicron Variant | FDA

The FDA revised the authorizations for two monoclonal antibody treatments to limit their use to only when the patient is likely to have been infected with or exposed to a variant that is susceptible of these treatments...



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