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 And so now, more than any other time in history, outdated practice restrictions in Ohio need to be eliminated so that we can mentor our own.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.”
“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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The Northeast Ohio Nurse Practitioners (NEONP) is proud to present the 2016 Annual Nurse Practitioners Conference themed “Inspire and Support the NP Journey” on Friday, April 29th in Cleveland (Twinsburg), Ohio. To view or download the official program and registration brochure, click here. Mail registrations are now being accepted and secure, online registration is also available by clicking here.
Is your organization interested in conference sponsorship or exhibiting this year? Vendor sponsor and exhibitor reservations are now being accepted by mail and they can also be made securely online by clicking here. Additional vendor, exhibitor, sponsor reservation details can be downloaded and reviewed by clicking here.
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The Northeast Ohio Nurse Practitioners
Presents Its Annual
TRANSITIONS TO PRACTICE SEMINAR
For New NP Grads and NP Students
Learn from Experienced, Working NPs
Saturday, January 30th, 2016
6001 Rockside Road
9 a.m. – 12 noon
Breakfast 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Learn how to Land your First NP Position
Network! Join your Peers!
Space is Limited
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP by 5 p.m. Friday, January 22nd, 2016
Please include Full Name, Email Address, School and Projected Graduation Date in RSVP.
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