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Editorial - Ann Green, NMNPC President

Fall is the air and the holidays are fast approaching. Just when you think you’re too busy with work, family and all the demands of a regular day, here comes the additional demand of the attention this season requires! The New Mexico Nurse Practitioner Council (NMNPC) is certainly no different. We definitely have a jammed-packed November.

Nurse Practitioner (NP) Week begins November 10, and we’ve received many proclamations recognizing the week. In fact, we have more proclamations this year than ever before! Our fall conference is November 15 and the onsite event at the Inn and Spa at Loretto sold out in early October (registration for the webinar is still available). Conference activities will include presenting the first check of our new initiative to support a selected non-profit organization in recognition of our mission to give back to the community. Another new event will be our first blood drive onsite at the conference. Our lobbyist, Linda Seigle, will update conference attendees on legislative concerns as she prepares for the upcoming legislative session.

November will also include our announcement and solicitations for the 2020 board election. Open positions in 2020 include president elect, secretary, member at large and representatives for Regions 1 and 2. The 2020 elections will also include two nominating committee positions. If you’re interested in putting your name on the ballot, please contact our executive director for more information.

NMNPC currently supports a total of five $500 scholarships for RNs enrolled in a program that prepares NPs. The Scholarship Committee will accept applications for the Candelario Garcia and Myna Woods student scholarships until January 30, 2020. For more information about our scholarships click here.

NMNPC also offers two subsidies covering registration for our spring conference. The deadline to apply for those subsidies is March 20. This year NMNPC also introduced a third registration subsidy for the spring conference honoring Lacy Houdek, FNP-BC. While out jogging on March 22, 2018, Lacy died tragically at age 48. Her colleagues remember Lacy as a smart, devoted, professional woman and healthcare provider. She enjoyed mentoring NP students and sharing her passion for health and healthcare. Lacy started her career at the Las Vegas Youth Clinic in 2001. Shortly after that she opened Meadow City Family Clinic in Las Vegas, delivering a personal touch to healthcare. Lacy’s education and drive for knowledge never ceased. This award honors the memory of Lacy as an NP who provided care in rural areas and upholds her commitment to practice in an area with fewer healthcare options for its residents. The deadline to apply for the Lacy Houdek subsidy is March 20. For more information on all our conference subsidies click here.


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