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  • 08 May 2020 3:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The WCAPN Board of Directors, in alignment with the bylaws, is opening the call for members to serve on the Bylaws Committee and the Nominations Committee.  

    The WCAPN Nominations Committee oversees WCAPN's annual national election. The Committee solicits potential candidates and reviews candidate applications.  

    Chair: Dr. Maria Kidner

    WCAPN Nominations Committee Responsibilities

    ·       Conduct a fair election according to WCAPN bylaws

    ·       Suggest ideas that promote greater voter interest, visibility of candidates, and participation in the nomination and election process

    ·       Solicit candidates

    ·       Review all candidate applications and present a ratified slate of candidates to the WCAPN Board of Directors

    The WCAPN Bylaws Committee oversees WCAPN's biannual bylaws review. The Committee is established to receive, review, and recommend proposed amendments to the WCAPN bylaws.  

    WCAPN Bylaws Committee Responsibilities

    Chair: Dr. Sarah Frank

    ·       Review proposed amendments and recommend for Board consideration changes to the Bylaws that are consistent with WCAPN's overall mission and purpose

    ·       Examine and consider the implications of proposed changes and make recommendations to the Board

    ·       Ensure adherence to the Bylaws amendments process and timeline

    ·       Assist in the presentation of the proposed amendments on the floor of the Annual Membership Assembly

    Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest to the WCAPN President at president@wcapn.org

  • 06 Apr 2020 3:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Dr. Maria Kidner’s leadership as the Wyoming AANP State Representative has been both transformative and inspirational. She has motivated nurses within the state of Wyoming to support better health care outcomes, and her vision and mentorship have significantly enhanced the role of Wyoming’s nurse practitioners and the quality of our practice environment.  She has played a key leadership role in shaping health care policy throughout Wyoming. Her particular focus on nursing leadership and mentorship has resulted in an unmatched transformation within the state.  Dr. Kidner has been recognized regionally and nationally for her significant contributions to nurse practitioners.

    Please join me in congratulating Dr. Maria Kidner for her election to the AANP Region 8 Representative position, and in wishing her the very best as she continues to this next phase of her noble leadership career.

    Wesley Davis, WCAPN President

  • 17 Mar 2020 12:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On March 12, 2020, Governor Mark Gordon signed the Global Signature Authority Bill for Healthcare Providers in at the Wyoming State Capital.  Many WCAPN members were present to support the legislatures work.


  • 10 Mar 2020 2:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Beginning in March 2020, WCAPN will showcase an NP owned healthcare business in Wyoming every month.  If you would like for your business to be in the NP Owned Business Spotlight, please send a 150-200 word description, a photo or logo representing your practice, and the names of all APRNs employed in your business to president@wcapn.org.  Business will be showcased in the order that they are received.  WCAPN reserves the right of discretion when choosing businesses to spotlight.  All APRNs working in the business or practice must be current members of WCAPN.

  • 01 Jan 2020 9:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The WCAPN board of directors voted to eliminate the executive director position at its October 3, 2019 meeting.  The board decided not to renew Executive Director Tobi Moore’s contract which expired December 31, 2019.  Eliminating the executive director’s position was a step the board had to take to be able to continue to serve the members and remain financially sustainable.

  • 04 Dec 2019 1:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Wyoming State Board of Nursing is proposing to amend Chapters 2 - Licensure/Certification Requirements and 5 - Fees. On Monday, December 9th at 8:00 p.m. the WCAPN will be hosting a special Zoom meeting for all WCAPN membership to call in and provide tfeedback regarding the proposed WSBN proposed rules. The WCAPN board will be providing comments to the WSBN regarding these rules, and would like to hear from the membership prior to submitting comments.

    The revisions in Chapter 2 are intended to remove licensure barriers for military personnel and certified nursing assistants, recognize an advanced pharmacology requirement for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certification exam eligibility, clarify licensure and competency requirements for nurses practicing in dual roles (ie APRN and Registered Nurse (RN)), and require advanced skill certification applicants, (i.e. Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nurse Assistants), to submit an application and pay a nominal fee for certification recognition.

    Other changes to Chapter 2 were intended to clarify Temporary Permit language, provide retired nurses an opportunity to maintain a license, add language to comply with Senate File 0047 (2019) and to reduce barriers to licensure by changing continuing competency requirements.

    The revisions in Chapter 5 are intended to add a nominal fee to cover licensure processing and recognition for advanced skill certifications.

    Written comments may be submitted to WSBN by December 27, 2019.

    How to Join Monday's Meeting

    Direct Zoom meeting link https://zoom.us/j/3796228637

    Dial by your location 1-929-436-2866 and enter the Meeting ID: 379 622 8637#


    To view the complete proposed rules click here

  • 22 Aug 2019 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Join WCAPN on Monday, November 4th at 3:00 pm at the Governor's office in the Kendrick Gallery, 2320 Capitol Avenue in Cheyenne, as Governor Mark Gordon signs the Wyoming Nurse Practitioner Proclamation promoting NP week.

    NP week kicks off November 10th through 16th.  

  • 22 Aug 2019 8:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Free Webinar for WCAPN Membership

    “Less Burden, More Value: CMS Reimbursement Initiatives in 2020 and Beyond”

    Monday, September 9, 2019 | 6:00 to 7:00 pm MST

    Presenter: Franklin Harrington, Director of Reimbursement and Regulatory Affairs, American Association of Nurse Practitioners

    Direct Zoom meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/4033458464

    Dial by your location 1 646 558 8656 and enter the Meeting ID: 403 345 8464#

  • 08 Aug 2019 9:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Call for Treasurer Candidates Deadline Extended

    Consent to serve due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 19

    WCAPN is seeking interested members who wish to serve in leadership roles within the association. As Treasurer for a two year term starting October 2019 through 2021.

    We have extended the call for candidates for the Treasurer position. The Consent to Serve” form is now due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 19.Each candidate is also required to submit a head shot to tobi@wcapn.org.

    Treasurer Position

    The Treasurer serves as the custodian of WCAPN funds in collaboration with the Executive Director. Examines monthly financial reports, monitors and evaluates financial affairs, and provides insight and direction regarding financial goals. The Treasurer provides an annual financial summary report for the Board and General Membership at the fall Annual Membership meeting.

    Slate of Candidates will be announced to the membership the end of August. Electronic election ballots will be emailed on September 5th and voting will remain open until September 19th. Election results will be announced at the annual meeting on Saturday, October 5th in Lander.

    If you have any questions about running for office or need more information on specific duties, email the office at tobi@wcapn.org.

    Consent to Serve Form

  • 06 Aug 2019 9:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    New this year, present a poster at the Advanced Practice Forum in October

    Present a research and evidence based poster during the WCAPN Advanced Practice Forum on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Community & Convention Center in Lander, Wyoming. Posters are open to nursing professionals and students.

    The following types can be submitted:

    • Research

    • Quality Improvement—pilot projects, clinical innovation, and change projects.

    • Informational

    All applications need to be submitted electronically to wcapnevents@wcapn.orgby Friday, September 13. Notification of poster acceptance will take place by September 20, 2019.

    Each poster presenter must register for the conference and be available for discussion on October 5. Posters must be displayed on a trifold, free-standing poster board no larger than 3’X4’.

    Electronic application will consist of:

    • Project type

    • Project title

    • Statement of purpose/clinical questions

    • Framework/background and significance

    • Method (design, setting/sample, protocol/implementation)

    • Findings/results

    • Conclusions/implications

    DOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE.

    For more information, visit  https://wcapn.org. If you have questions regarding poster abstracts, contact the WCAPN office at (307) 247-4495 orwcapnevents@wcapn.org.


    Poster Schedule

    Friday, October 4:

    4:00 PM – 5:00 PM                Poster set-up

    Saturday, October 5:

    6:45 AM                                 Set up by this time, if not set up the night before

    7:00 – 8:00 AM                      Breakfast and poster area open

    10:00 – 10:15 AM                  Attendee break with posters

    12:15 –12:45 PM                   Lunch & posters before Annual Meeting

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