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The actions of leaders and mentors are broad. However, the dissemination of perspective and information are ways in which both leaders and mentors contribute to the professional growth of others. "The Fellows Speak" column in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP) provides FAANP members with a unique avenue through which to inform JAANP readers of topics important to nurse practitioners (NPs) and their practice.
"The Fellows Speak" column was revived in early 2018 and is a recurring special feature of JAANP. Each column, written by an AANP Fellow, informs readers of issues, trends and factors impacting the NP role and/or professional responsibilities and related strategies to promote stewardship of the NP role. This broad purpose was chosen to provide opportunities for Fellows to share their reflections on current issues; content is informed by their experiences, knowledge and expertise in NP practice, policy, research, and education. The column publishes thoughtful, scholarly discussions of topics with informed synthesis and/or opinion on the Fellows’ topics.
The following table depicts the broad ranges of topics published, to date, by FAANP members. We appreciate and applaud these contributors and invite all Fellows to consider contributing to the column.
Author; Publication Date
|Sophia Riviere; March 2018||Hurricane Katrina: A Nurse Practitioner’s Experience|
|Madrean Schober; April 2018||Global Emergence of Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Roles|
|Leslie Davis; May 2018||Listening to Stories From Women With Heart Disease: My Experience as a Nurse Practitioner|
|Barbara Resnick; June 2018||From Clinical Work to Dissemination of Interventions|
|Jane Tuttle; July 2018||Stewarding the Nurse Practitioner Role in Interdisciplinary Education|
|Gale Adcock; August 2018||Aim High, Shoot Often|
|Theresa Campo; September 2018||Fostering Leadership Through the Changing Practice of the Emergency Nurse |
|Linda Herrman and Mary Brennan; October 2018||Hakuna Matata: Our Experiences as Invited International Nurse Practitioner Consultants in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania|
|Jessica Peck; November 2018||Human Trafficking: How Nurse Practitioners Can Help End Modern Day Slavery|
|Tonja Hartjes; December 2018||Academic Nursing Scholarship Redefined|
|Judy Berg and Susan Ruppert; January 2019||Foster Protection and Promotion of Professional NP Role: A Call to Action|
|Susan Smith, Laima Karosas and Michelle Beauchesne; February 2019||Preparing for the Transition From Clinical Practice to Academia|
|Winifred Quinn; March 2019||Winning Strategies for Full Access to Care|
|Nancy Dirubbo; May 2019||Words Matter: Thoughts After the Winter AANP Fellows Meeting|
|Heather Meissen; July 2019||Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Programs: The Controversy Still Exists|
|Tonja Hartjes; August 2019|
|Abigail Marter Yablonsky, Whitney W. Brock, Allyson E. Whalen, Kristal C. Melvin and Janice Agazio; October 2019|
|Mary Koslap-Petraco, November 2019||Vaccine Hesitancy: Not a New Phenomenon, but a New Threat|
|Jaibun K. Earp, December 2019||A Tree With Deep Roots: 54th Anniversary of Nurse Practitioners|
|Brett Snodgrass, January 2020||Opioid Crisis: Placing Blame or Fixing the Problem|
"The Fellows Speak" column is highly read. In fact, Nancy Dirubbo’s Words Matter article is ranked as among JAANP articles receiving the highest attention, in spite having been published only months ago! Upcoming topics include addressing vaccine hesitancy as well as resources to promote military family health care. All columns undergo peer review by members of the committee. If you have questions, please reach out to one of us. The committee members are:
Published quarterly, the FAANP Forum is the e-newsletter of the Fellows. It features important policy, practice, research and education news, as well as international perspectives, membership and leadership columns and member news. Explore the archives, view the latest issue and submit your achievements to be spotlighted in the newsletter!
AANP members receive a free online subscription to JAANP, but did you know that the first issue of JAANP each year is open to the public so that NPs and others who are not AANP members can read full-text articles and better understand why JAANP is such a valuable member benefit?
If you are not yet a member of AANP, or you know someone who would benefit from membership, the January 2020 issue presents a great opportunity to experience JAANP’s peer-reviewed articles and get a jumpstart on earning your CE.
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