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NP Day at the Legislature - RSVP Today!

Posted almost 2 years ago by Rebecca Thibodaux

LANP Day at the Legislature * All Nurse Practitioners Welcome *

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Fellow NPs,

A few weeks ago we sent members a "Save the Date" for the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners Annual NP Day at the Legislature. Since then, we have developed a preliminary agenda and meeting details for what we are planning to be a valuable and productive day.

NP Day at the Legislature provides an opportunity for advanced practice nurses to talk with legislators from their community about the important role of the nursing profession and its impact on healthcare in Louisiana. At NP Day, nurses are able to attend committee hearings at the Capitol and network with colleagues and legislators.

Based on member feedback, this year, we are taking NP Day up a notch! We are contacting registrants, in advance, to schedule appointments with their legislators or at the very least, to notify their legislators that they will be in the Capitol on March 30th to represent Nurse Practitioners. We are also adding a pre-function health policy update at the Camelot Club in Downtown Baton Rouge. Pending approval, LANP has applied for 2 CE credits from AANP for this pre-function session.  This session accommodates up to 60 attendees and will be first come, first serve!

NP Day Agenda

8:00 am – 10:00 am – Pre-Function & Continental Breakfast Health Policy Update: Advancing Louisiana NPs Through Legislation Location: Camelot Room in the Camelot Club, 21st Floor of the Chase Tower on the corner of 4th Street and Florida Blvd., Downtown Baton Rouge. This is within walking distance to the Capitol. Parking is available underground. *LANP has applied for 2 CE credits and currently pending approval by AANP.*

10:15 am – 2:30 pm – NP Day – Committee Hearings and Meetings with Legislators LANP will have a table setup in Memorial Hall (Rotunda) located at the top of the steps, through the front entrance doors of the Capitol.

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – NP Day De-Brief Location TBA – Attendance is optional. The Health Policy Committee will discuss the events of the day and answer any questions from attendees.

Dress is business casual, but don't forget to wear your lab coats!

In addition to parking at the Chase Tower, parking is available in the designated visitor parking area along the river.

Register now to attend and ask your colleagues to join us!  

For more information on the 2016 Legislative Session and how you can help, contact: Buzz Jeansonne LANP Health Policy Chair healthpol@lanp.org.