September 9th, 2017 by Northeast Ohio Nurse Practitioners

THIS EVENT WILL BE AT NEONP’S MEETING LOCATION IN INDEPENDENCE, OHIO. FOR A NEONP Logo LgMAP AND DIRECTIONS TO OUR MEETING VENUE, SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

This Northeast Ohio Nurse Practitioners free Member-Networking Breakfast Program is Saturday, September 9th, 2017.

During this event, Dr. Valerie Hadam, who is an endocrinologist at University Hospitals, will be speaking on Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Jardiance.

Bring a peer or a student along — guests are welcomed. No reservations are required.

9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast Begins
9:30 Educational Program or Presentation Begins
10:50 Business Meeting Begins
12:30 p.m. Business Meeting Adjourns

For a map and directions to this event, scroll down this page to the “Venue” details. In the event of bad weather, please call NEONP’s voicemail for updates and possible meeting cancellation: (216) 556-5892 or follow NEONP on Twitter @NEONP

Programming suggestions are always welcome. If you’d like to present a topic or have a terrific idea for a program, please let us know. NEONP’s Programming Committee is: Nancy Lyberger and Teresa Lagerlof. Contact the Programming Committee by email: Info@NEONP.org

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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.

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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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