This newsletter is published by Association Revenue Partners

January 18, 2024

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Dear AAENP Colleagues,

Happy New Year - 2024! Your AAENP Board of Directors is already hard at work focused on executing initiatives aimed to support and elevate nurse practitioners providing emergency care in diverse settings. Recently, the Board experienced changes in leadership roles. I would be remiss not to recognize the diligent and visionary leadership of Immediate Past President, Dr. Wesley Davis, who led AAENP briskly forward from the pandemic to groundbreaking strategic initiatives. He leaves a legacy of sustainable outcomes in addition to numerous other accomplishments throughout his Presidency.

Under the skillful, organized, and no-nonsense leadership of Past-Chair, Dr. Paula Tucker, we gained clarity and direction necessary to fulfill fiduciary duties as board members. Our newest board member, Dr. Lisa Leonard, joins the Board in 2024 with crucial knowledge and experience gained from her service as a member and then Chair of the AAENP Finance Committee. Other changes in your leadership include transition of Dr. David House to the role of Board Chair and movement of Dr. Bradley Goettl to the role of President-Elect. Lastly, I am honored and thrilled to serve as your AAENP President for 2024 and 2025.

We have much to look forward to during the first quarter of 2024. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of AAENP’s 10th Anniversary celebration at EmergNP 2024 in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 15 – 17. The theme of the conference is “Climbing Higher Together.” The 2024 conference committee has invested significant time and commitment to assure educational content of quality and significance to ENPs. For our members desiring more procedural and hands-on learning, make sure to attend the Pre-Conference day on March 14. Also, be alert for an upcoming announcement to apply for service on two inaugural AAENP committees - the Nominations & Elections Committee and the Awards & Scholarship Committee. The launch of these committees represents a first step of our organization to a formal election process for leadership positions and awards.

Please stay safe and be the reason for upward excellence and success of the ENP.

Yours in committed service,

Melanie Gibbons Hallman, DNP, CRNP, CNS, FAEN, FAANP, FAAN

President, American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners  


Don’t miss the opportunity to attend the EmergNP 2024 Conference this coming March 15-17, 2024.

The 2024 EmergNP Conference will be held at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center in Salt Lake City, UT. The conference theme “Climbing Higher Together” offers participants multiple sessions exploring clinical and leadership topics across emergency care settings, as well as numerous opportunities to interact with sponsors and collaborate with peers. Poster sessions, social events and awards will round out this unique opportunity to celebrate and learn in a relaxed venue.

EmergNP attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 24 CEUs (pending approval) through Keynote, Breakout, Poster and Recorded Sessions.

Registration is available online at Don’t miss out! 




Come join ThriveAP and AAENP as we partner in hosting the 2024 Pre-conference workshop on Thursday, March 14. The Skills & Procedures preconference will provide a hands-on, interactive experience focused on procedural skills for NPs practicing in Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care. This session will offer attendees an opportunity to fulfill their procedure hours as they earn up to 20 CEUs (pending approval). Attendees can register for the live in-person sessions, the on-demand sessions or can maximize learning (and CEUs) for the best price with a live and recorded bundle!

Registration is available online at Don’t miss out!  


The next Journal Club will meet Tuesday, February 13, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PST (8 pm EST) via Zoom. Dr. Wesley Davis and Dr. Nicole Martinez, Associate Editors will serve as the moderators for this event. Articles on the homepage to be discussed include:

The link for registering is:


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Welcome to Colleen Marzilli, our new State Rep for Maine!  


Colleen Marzilli, PhD, DNP, MBA, APRN, NEA-BC, CNE, PHNA-BC, FNAP is a passionate nurse practitioner, nurse educator and researcher who lives in Orono, Maine. She loves working at an urgent care in a medically underserved area while working to provide excellent care to those with great need. She teaches and serves undergraduate and graduate nursing students while conducting research in cultural competence, health disparities, health systems issues, and leadership. She empowers students and promotes student success by serving students as a role model for professionalism and excellence. She has numerous publications, podium and poster presentations, and has given lectures internationally. In addition to service roles as a peer-reviewer for manuscripts, grants and conferences, Colleen previously held leadership positions within many organizations, including the Board of UT Health East Texas, Sigma, the International Honor Society for Nursing Iota Nu-at-Large, Texas Nurses Association, and the Global Education Development Institute. She is excited to serve AAENP as the Maine State Representative.  


AAENP State Representatives are essential connections to our members and actively support the values and mission of the organization. State Representative needs are as follows: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, South Carolina, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. If interested, please apply through the AAENP website at



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