Committee Members 2011-2012
Chair: Marianne Hurley, RNP and Co-Chair:Mary Cabral, RNP
Secretary: Mimi Poirier, RNP
Education: Mary Cabral, RNP
AANP Legislator: Denise Coppa, RNP
Government Affairs/Legislation: Ann Neuville, RNP
RISNA Liason: Ellie Clapprood, MSN, RNP-BC
Public Relations: John Kenna, RNP
The Rhode Island Nurse Practitioner Council is a coalition of nurse practitioners dedicated to the promotion and practice of NP's in RI. We are a non profit organization with a professional association with the Rhode Island State Nurses Association. The council recognizes the professional and political concerns facing nurse practitioners. The RINP Council has always played a major role in facilitating and supporting appropriate changes in legislation affecting nurse practitioners practicing in RI.
The RINP Council engages in activities that include:
- Building and maintaining our membership;
- Communicating with our membership through a listserve and quarterly news information in News and Views;
- Promoting and marketing the role of the NP by facilitating communication with consumers and other healthcare professionals;
- Promoting representation of NP's in organizations in the state affecting healthcare;
- Working jointly with RISNA and AANP to monitor legislative actions affecting our practice both at the state and national levels;
- Acting as a resource for legislative activities and facilitating appropriate changes in the RI legislation that will affect nurse practitioners;
- Acting as a resource for third party reimbursement issues; provide a monthly forum for networking with other NP's;
- Offer educational programs promoting quality health care and practice for consumers.
The RINP Council also publicizes employment opportunities and acts as a resource for employment. Through the RI Nurse updates members on current and critical issues. Provides a monthly forum to discuss council business and issues regarding practice.
Membership in the AANP as a group and supports a representative to monitor legislative actions nationally. Declared and celebrates RINP week during the first week in November. Supports committees for education, legislation and public relations.
Maintains this Nurse Practitioner website.
Offers educational programs about current healthcare topics and treatment. Sponsors an annual dinner in September for networking and to discuss plans for the current year. In conjunction with the AANP, selects and awards an NP of the year and an Outstanding NP Advocate of the year.