School of nursing

YSN professor leads national nurse practitioner group

Associate professor Mikki Meadows-Oliver ’98MSN, ’98MPH, is the new president of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). She assumed the role after serving as president-elect of the organization since 2012. Her goal as president, Meadows-Oliver said, is “to improve the quality of health care for infants, children, and adolescents while advancing the pediatric nurse practitioner’s role in providing that care.” In addition, she hopes to promote NAPNAP as the leading organization of PNPs and other advance practice nurses that care for children, and to encourage partnerships with other organizations that promote child health.

YSN alumna advocates for stronger primary care system

As senior vice president and clinical director of the Community Health Center (CHC), Inc., Margaret Flinter ’80MSN was invited by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to become codirector of the Primary Care Team: Learning from Effective Ambulatory Practices (PCT-LEAP), a national project supported by RWJF. The PCT-LEAP project seeks to increase the effectiveness of, access to, outcomes of, and provider and consumer satisfaction with primary care. As codirector, Flinter works to help other health organizations develop and accelerate their innovations. In October 2013, the PCT-LEAP project brought together more than 100 people from 31 selected practices to participate in an intensive “learning community,” discussing strategies for advancing knowledge in the primary care field.

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