Category: NEONP

October 18th, 2017 by Northeast Ohio Nurse Practitioners

NEONP Logo LgAre you a healthcare, human resource or nursing recruiter?  If you are, then you might be interested in knowing that NEONP’s website consistently earns the highest rankings from search engines such as Google.

Feature your Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Practice Nursing job opportunities in Ohio or the Midwest. Email Stephen FitzGerald via for current terms and rates to feature your NP opportunities.

Email Steve if you have an interest or any questions about reaching hundreds, if not thousands, of visitors and NEONP members coming to our website and being reached via our social media channels.  NEONP can help you target and reach the qualified nursing professionals you need.

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July 17th, 2017 by Northeast Ohio Nurse Practitioners


Mercy Health Youngstown

Advanced Practice Provider NP/PA Stroke Center

St. Elizabeth’s Youngstown, Ohio

For complete position information and to apply visit

Job ID # 4650524. Please include resume with electronic application.  For additional information contact Sharon Luklan at 330-884-7019 or

The Stroke Coordinator will serve as a clinical expert liaison among the departments Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Nursing. Responsible for providing leadership and development of the Stroke program (inpatient, ambulatory and consultative services) in collaboration with physician and administrative leadership. Oversees all regulatory activity related to the Joint Commission certification as a Disease-specific Care program in collaboration with the Mercy Health Youngstown quality department of regulatory readiness and ensures compliance with standards. In addition, this role is responsible for analysis and reporting of clinical outcomes as design and implementation of process improvement projects. This role will be 75% administrative and 25% clinical. The individual will work with other advance practice providers to perform patient assessment and evaluation, order testing, complete referrals and provide ongoing support to our patients.


MSN required. Graduate of Nurse Practitioner Program and certification by the ANCC. Current Ohio APRN license (or eligible). Minimum of three years clinical experience. Direct exposure to critical care and/or acute care of stroke preferred. 1 year experience in managerial or program development preferred. Working knowledge of performance improvement, licensure and accreditation requirements. Certification in specialty and/or NIHSS.



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May 1st, 2017 by Northeast Ohio Nurse Practitioners

Congratulations to 2017 Nurse Practitioner of the Year Laura Bobrowski, shown with NEONP Secretary Christine Suchan, left, and President Anita Groeschke, right.  Laura received her award during the Annual NP Conference held in Cleveland, Ohio on April 28th.

This year, the Northeast Ohio Nurse Practitioners (NEONP) is pleased to present the Annual Nurse Practitioner of the Year award to an NP who we feel embodies the spirit of true and selfless patient care.

Laura started on her path to becoming a Nurse Practitioner at Huron Road Hospital School of Nursing.  She earned her BSN at Ursuline College, her MSN and CNS at Akron University, and received a post Master’s Certificate as an Adult NP from Ursuline College.  As she was doing this, she volunteered at Faith Wellness and Pregnancy Center as well as donating her time to several other inner city health promotion events.  She continues to volunteer her time as an NP to the undeserved population  She has also served in several international health care experiences in such places as Ethiopia, South Africa, Mozambique and, most recently, in Guatemala.

She is employed as a Hospice NP and is actively working on a certificate in Spiritual Ministry so that she may work in the Women’s Ministry of her church.

She has participated in research to better nursing efficacy and improve patient care experiences at Case Western and Metrohealth Medical Center.  Laura gives back to the nursing community by guest lecturing at several educational institutions, as well as mentoring NPs and medical students.Northeast Ohio Nurse Practitioners

She has dedicated her nursing career to rehabilitating people back to their full potentials, and plans to focus on developing her counseling abilities to better serve people in all their needs.

Please join us in celebrating NEONP’s Nurse Practitioner of the Year. We are very proud to honor Laura Bobrowski for her services and dedication as a nurse practitioner.

Well done and congratulations again, Laura!

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December 16th, 2016 by Northeast Ohio Nurse Practitioners



Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Holiday Inn
6001 Rockside Road
Independence, Ohio
9 am – 12 noon
Breakfast 8:30 am – 9 am

Learn how to land your first NP position.
The differences between certification exams.
How to apply for your COA and CTP.
How to payback student loans by accepting positions in underserved populations.
Speakers to Include a Healthcare Recruiter and an NP/attorney addressing malpractice.

Space is Limited
By 5 pm Friday, January 20th, 2017

Please include full name, email address, school and projected graduation date in your email RSVP.

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May 17th, 2016 by Northeast Ohio Nurse Practitioners

The 2016 Annual Nurse Practitioners Conference hosted by the Northeast Ohio Nurse Practitioners (NEONP) yielded several highlights, including a record-setting number of attendees and exhibitors this year.

One highlight in particular represented what NPs can accomplish to promote compassion, education, and improved care to those who need it most: The awarding of the “Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award” this year went to NEONP’s Teresa Lagerlof, MSN, CNP, DNP.

Dr. Lagerlof serves as NEONP’s legislative and OAAPN/AANP representative, volunteering many miles and hours to further the role of NPs in Columbus, Ohio and elsewhere. Receiving the honor is rich with meaning for her.

“Receiving the 2016 Nurse Practitioner of the Year means much to me because of what it represents. It legitimizes what I so seriously work for and believe in.  Because of my indigent heart-failure patients’ struggles — and the legislative changes that are still needed — for this award I want to thank NEONP.  Together as Nurse Practitioners and Researchers, we’ll achieve our legislation.  Health care is becoming a sentinel event — where yet hidden populations need our help.

“NEONP is dear to me. We work together. Our forte is welcoming new grads as they navigate the road to expertize. And so now, more than any other time in history, outdated practice restrictions in Ohio need to be eliminated so that we can mentor our own.

“I was very surprised to receive this award. Someone had to nudge me at the conference, ‘Hey, they just called your name, get up there!’

“I would like to credit Greg Graham, my post-graduate statistics professor, with helping me the most. He helped me discover that statistics can be fun.”

What’s next?

“After publishing my dissertation, I’d like to apply for the Evidence for Action federal grant Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health, involve a nonprofit and get some friends to help.

“Thank you for sharing my dream,” she added.


Joining Nurse Practitioner of the Year Teresa Lagerlof (front row far right) to help celebrate her honor are, from left, NEONP’s Anita Groeschke and Christine Williams; and, back row from left, Laura Bobrowski, Chris Armstrong, Betty Petitt, Dolores Nelson (who as NEONP President presented the award) and Christine Suchan. Not pictured because she volunteered to take the photo is Gail Beriswill. (Thank you, Gail!)  Dr. Lagerlof received her award at the Annual Nurse Practitioners Conference presented by NEONP at the Hilton Garden Inn, Cleveland/Twinsburg, Ohio, April 29, 2016 before a record crowd.

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June 16th, 2015 by Northeast Ohio Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioner and NEONP leader Lucy Thomas has earned national recognition from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).  Congratulations Lucy, your award is well-deserved!

Congratulations to Nurse Practitioner Lucy Thomas, a long-time member and leader of the Northeast Ohio Nurse Practitioners.

Congratulations to Nurse Practitioner Lucy Thomas, a long-time member and leader of the Northeast Ohio Nurse Practitioners.

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