Katie Rhodes, MSN, FNP, elected Alabama State Representative for AANP
Harvest, AL (06/30/2014) – Katie Rhodes was elected Alabama State Representative of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Ms. Rhodes began her term of office on June 21, following the Annual Membership Meeting at the AANP National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
AANP's elected officers, professional staff, and more than 50,000 members are united by the vision of high-quality health care services for all by the patient's provider of choice. As AANP Alabama State Representative, Ms. Rhodes joins a distinguished list of nurse practitioner leaders who are committed to raising awareness of the exceptional care NPs provide and advocating for legislation that improves patients' access to that care.
Ms. Rhodes is a Family Nurse Practitioner and the Director of Student Health Services at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She has been a nurse in the State of Alabama for over 30 years and a member of AANP since 2000.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is the largest professional membership organization for NPs of all specialties. It represents the interests of the nation's 189,000 NPs, providing a unified networking platform, and advocating for their role as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered and personalized health care. The organization provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NP patients and other health care consumers. For more information, visit www.aanp.org. To locate an NP in your community, go to www.npfinder.com.
Editor's note: AANP is pleased to share the official results of the 2014 election. AANP members voted on forty-one positions in the election and approved all bylaw amendments.