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HomeHealthCeteraUnited nurse voices equal advocacy embodied (part 2): American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2016 Health Policy Conference

United nurse voices equal advocacy embodied (part 2): American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2016 Health Policy Conference

HealthCetera on Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on WBAI 99.5 FM and streamed live at

IMG_3369In March, Senior Fellow and co-host of HealthCetera, Kristi Westphaln,  joined hundreds of nurse practitioners from across the country on Capitol Hill to chat on hot topics in health care at the 2016 American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Health Policy Conference.


In this second interview co-host Westphaln interviews Sarah Marlow, Family Nurse Practitioner and professor of health policy is known to her 8K Twitter followers as @MissFNP. Marlow walks us through why full practice authority for nurse practitioners is a hot topic in health care today. 

Approximately 205,000 nurse practitioners are currently licensed across the United States. Research has demonstrated that nurse practitioners improve access to health care, achieve high patient satisfaction scores, improve health outcomes, and decrease health costs. 

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Kristi Westphaln, MSN, RN, PNP-PC, is a San Diego-based pediatric nurse practitioner with a passion for all things pediatric. She has been in the nursing profession for 15 years, with 11 years of PNP expertise in the areas of pediatric primary care, pediatric emergency health care, pediatric trauma and child abuse. Ms. Westphaln will be producing for the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement a series of elementary school-based health education podcasts and will continue her work in radio with “HealthCetera.” She currently serves as the legislative/health policy chair for the San Diego chapters of the National Association of Pediatric Nurses (NAPNAP) and the California Association of Nurse Practitioners, and she was recently honored as a 2017 National NAPNAP Advocacy Scholar. She anticipates completing her PhD in nursing from the University of San Diego in May 2018 and aspires to pursue post-doctoral education in the pediatric health policy research arena. Her research interests include child health promotion, social capital, health care access and use, home visitation and health disparities/social justice.

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