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  • 21 Jun 2019 12:54 PM | Anonymous member

    You can still view the webinar on our website (must be a member and logged in to view)

    Licensing Complaints: What to Expect and How to Respond

    This webinar will provide a broad overview of licensing complaints, how licensing complaints are investigated, potential outcomes in licensing cases, and how to proceed if you receive a licensing complaint.

    Traci L. Lacock, JD - Ms. Lacock is a partner at the law firm Hirst Applegate, LLP in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Her law practice focuses on professional liability, medical malpractice defense, insurance defense, and defending professional license complaints. She graduated in 2005 from the University of Wyoming College of Law with her Juris Doctor.

  • 21 Jun 2019 12:43 PM | Anonymous member

    Want to freshen up your office or home with some of Wyoming's beautiful landscapes? Each of the posters above is for sale and can be purchased through the WCAPN office. Pick up at either the conference, or we'll ship to you for a $10.00 mailing cost.


    • 1 poster for $30
    • 2 for $50
    • 3 for $65 (Save $25!)

    Email the office at to order!

  • 21 Feb 2019 9:11 AM | Anonymous member

    Nominations are open for the AANP National Leadership Awards. The Towers Pinnacle Award is presented annually to an individual who, through policy, practice or education, has made outstanding contributions that resulted in increased national recognition for NPs and has increased opportunities for NPs to provide care to patients. The Sharp Cutting Edge Award honors an individual who has shown leadership through innovative services, technologies or advocacy activities that advanced NP practice and patient care on a national level. Both of these awards are for achievements that have impacted the NP profession nationally and/or internationally. The deadline for submission is March 11, 2019.


  • 11 Nov 2018 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    National NP Week 2018 will be held November 11–17, 2018

    National Nurse Practitioner Week is held annually to celebrate these exceptional health care providers and to remind lawmakers of the importance of removing outdated barriers to practice so that NPs will be allowed to practice to the full extent of their experience and education.

    Join us in Cheyenne on Monday, November 5, as Governor Mead signs Wyoming NP Proclamation.
    Signing is at 10:00 am at the Kendrick Gallery Conference Room

    We encourage all members to submit the NP Week Proclamation to their local city officials to sign and support Wyoming Nurse Practitioners.

    Learn More About National NP Week HERE 

  • 17 Oct 2018 1:15 PM | Anonymous member

    WCAPN Announces New President-elect and Directors to board

    The Wyoming Council for Advanced Practice Nurses (WCAPN) membership elected Wesley Davis, DNP, ENP-C, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC, an emergency nurse practitioner at Crook County Medical Services District and assistant professor at the University of South Alabama as president-elect of the WCAPN Board of Directors. Dr. Davis will assume the presidency on October 5, 2019, leading the statewide membership organization whose strategic focus is to promote advanced practice nursing in the state of Wyoming.

    Dr. Davis developed the Emergency Nurse Practitioner specialty program at the University of South Alabama. As a distance faculty member, he now serves as the Emergency Nurse Practitioner specialty coordinator for the University. In addition to directing the emergency nurse practitioner specialty, he teaches the residency courses for candidates working toward the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Dr. Davis also currently serves as the Wyoming State Representative for the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners.

    Dr. Davis holds a doctorate in nursing practice and master’s degree in advanced practice nursing from the University of South Alabama School of Nursing. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Chamberlain College of Nursing. He is triple board-certified as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner, a Family Nurse Practitioner, and an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.

    The WCAPN membership also elected Amy Gruwell, FNP-C, to serve a two-year term as secretary, Brandon Bennion, DNP, F. VP-BC, to serve a two-year term as director at large, and Angelia D. Lomu, MSN, FNP-C, to serve a two-year term as director at large.

  • 11 Oct 2018 3:33 PM | Anonymous member

    We are excited to present members with new WCAPN apparel!

    Apparel will be available for purchase at the 2018 Advanced Practice Forum & online.

    Order Products Online

  • 10 Oct 2018 5:00 PM | Anonymous member

    2019 AANP State Award for Excellence Nominations 

    Deadline is Wednesday, October 10th - 5:00 PM

    Nominate a deserving nurse practitioner (NP) or NP advocate today for an AANP State Award for Excellence!

    The deadline to submit a nomination form is Wednesday, October 10, at 5:00 p.m. C.T.

    To be considered for the 2019 awards, nominations must be submitted electronically to AANP using the official State Award Nomination Form.

    Thank you in advance for taking the time to nominate deserving NPs and advocates.

    Note: You must be a current individual AANP member to nominate a candidate for a state award; however, the nominee does not have to be an AANP member.

  • 23 Jul 2018 10:02 AM | Anonymous member

    Women & Heart Disease: An Evidence-Based Update

    Live Webinar | July 25 | 1:00 p.m. EDT


    1. Summarize the pathophysiology of ischemic heart disease (IHD) in women.
    2. Describe both the common and atypical presentations of IHD in women.
    3. Explain an appropriate diagnostic approach for evaluating women with IHD.
    4. Design a comprehensive treatment plan for women with IHD.
    5. Formulate a pharmacologic treatment plan for women with IHD.

    Keynote Speaker:

    Natalie Murphy, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, is the interim associate dean for academic programs and an associate teaching professor and coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner track at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Her current research and clinical interests are focused on cardiovascular health in women. 

    Register Today!

  • 23 Jul 2018 9:52 AM | Anonymous member

    Posted by  Sheena Rice-Missouri  July 11th, 2018

    Nursing homes hoping to provide the best care to their residents need to budget for hiring advance practice registered nurses (APRNs) to work full time, according to new research.

    The new study, which appears in the  Journal of American Medical DirectorsAssociation , finds significant evidence that APRNs have a positive effect on improving outcomes for nursing home residents.

    Read More

  • 23 Jul 2018 9:44 AM | Anonymous member

    With over 5000 Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in attendance, it was empowering and somewhat overwhelming to be surrounded by so many NPs in one location. Keynote speaker was Rear Admiral Susan Orsega of the U.S. Public Health Service, who discussed NPs contribution to the culture of practice in the U.S. health care system. The 6 days were packed with over 300 sessions offering continuing education and 40 skill workshops and running each day from early morning well into the evening. This year included new Rapid Fire Presentations which were 20 minute short bursts of high quality information. Utilizing the AANP mobile app was a great way to track individual schedules, find maps of the Convention Center, receive messages and complete session evaluations immediately after completion of sessions. The app also allowed attendees to keep a running total of CEs with a breakout of pharmacology hours.  

    WCAPN board member Alicia LePard MSN, MBA, APRN, ACNP-BC, ENP-C, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP was inducted as a new Fellow of AANP, the only new fellow from the state of Wyoming.  Alicia joins an elite group of NPs, including Mary Behrens, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP; Dr. Mary Burman, PhD, FAANP; Dr. Ann Marie Hart, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP; and Dr. Maria Kidner DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP our Wyoming AANP Representative. Application for fellowship in AANP is a rigorous, and reserved for high achievers in the profession.  Congratulations Alicia!

    With the State Award of Excellence, AANP also recognizes an NP in each state who demonstrates excellence in clinical practice as well as an NP Advocate who has made a significant contribution towards increased awareness and acceptance of NPs. This year they chose to celebrate Wyoming NP clinician Mary Cox, MSN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, GNP-BC and NP Advocate Mary Behrens, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP.  Congratulations ladies!

    AANP also unveiled a new public awareness campaign, “We Choose NPs”.  Watch for these ads on national TV feeds and on radios in key markets. These spots highlight the NP role in Primary care and the importance of patient choice in their health care provider. 

    Upcoming AANP conferences include: Health Policy, February 3 rd through 5 th 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Washington D.C., and the 2019 National Conference held June 18 ththrough the 23 rd at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN.  

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