MCNP National NP Week Reception


Please join us for this years National NP Week Reception at Sugar Creek Brewing Company This year the MCNP Board of Directors has a great evening planned full of networking, great food and drink, a surprise guest speaker, and our first annual silent auction to benefit the MCNP scholarship fund.

Please make sure you bring your pocketbook so that you can bid in our Silent Auction.  An example of some items available for auction are as follows:

           Gift certificate to LeRoy Fox

           A night stay at Drury Inn

           A weekend of boarding at One Lucky Pup

           Hahn Blueberry Farm Gift Baskets

           Pottery from local artist

           Autographed sports memoribilia

           Gift Certificate from Alterna Hair Salon

           Dog grooming from The Dog Salon

           And so much more...........

Let's Celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week

November 9-15 2014


  • Nurse practitioners, also known as NPs, are expert clinicians with advanced training who provide primary, acute and specialty health care.
  • NPs offer high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered health care.
  • 19 states and the District of Columbia have granted full practice authority to NPs, giving patients more direct access to the primary, acute and specialty care services that NPs provide.
  • NPs provide a full range of services, such as ordering, performing and interpreting diagnostic tests; diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions; prescribing medications and treatments; and managing overall patient care.
  • There are more than 192,000 NPs practicing in America today, providing solutions to the health care provider crisis.
  • NPs have master’s degrees, and many have doctorate degrees, as well as advanced education and clinical training.
  • NPs are licensed and can prescribe medication and other treatments in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

  • Patients whose primary care providers are NPs have fewer emergency room visits and shorter hospital stays, resulting in lower out-of-pocket costs.

  • Two out of three patients support legislation for greater access to NP services.

  • More than 14,000 graduates were prepared as NPs during the 2012-2013 school year.

  • NPs emphasize the health and well-being of the whole person in their approach, including helping patients make educated health care decisions and healthy lifestyle choices.

  • The confidence patients have in NPs is demonstrated by the more than 916 million visits made to NPs each year.

How It All Began.........

In the early 1960's Loretta Ford and Dr. Henry Silver saw a need to expand the role of the public health nurse to include an emphasis on prevention and health promotion. In 1965 they received a small grant and formed the first Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program.  This program was so successful that Loretta Ford accepted a position as the Dean of the Nursing Program for University of Rochester. 

By 1979 Dr. Ford had predicted that the Nurse Practitioner would become the Nurse for all settings.   Today Nurse Practitioners can be found in any type of patient care setting such as  in hospitals,  at community health clinics, family practice offices, retail clinics, or long tern care facilities.