May 2019 Newsletter Print

President's Message

Dear HANP Members:

Happy May and happy Nurses Week!  National Nurses Week is a time to recognize the many contributions and positive impact of America’s 4 million registered nurses. So thank you for all you do!

Inspire… (inspire others)

Congratulations to our April Shining Star, Jacque Richards!  Jacque has been a member of HANP for many years and has been a volunteer for numerous committees and events.  She always has a smile on her face, is ready to help, and is such a pleasure to work with and know.  Thanks Jacque!

Congratulations to HANP member Jennifer Kucera, 2019 TNP Board of Directors candidate!  TNP members can vote now through May 15, 2019 (an email link was sent out by TNP).  Let’s support Jennifer and cast our votes for her!  Good luck!

Do you know an amazing nurse (practitioner) who excels in their field?  Would you like to recognize and celebrate them for giving extraordinary and compassionate care and service? If so, nominate them for the 2019 Good Samaritan Foundation Excellence in Nursing Awards.  Nominations are being accepted through May 17, 2019.

Commit…(commit to support and advance our legislative agendas)

HB 1792, the legislation that would remove the requirement for physician delegation agreements for APRNs after a one-year period was left pending in the Committee on Public Health and continues to be blocked. With less than a month left in the session, TNP is now focusing resources and efforts where they feel they can make the most impact – a hearing for the Senate companion bill, SB 2438.

TNP members can click here to listen to the latest Policy Call Webinar to get an update on TNP’s legislative agenda and other nursing bills as these initiatives.

Please consider making a financial contribution to TNP’s Advocacy fund to help fuel our legislative efforts.  You can easily make a donation by texting “give” to 806-884-2386 or click here

All nurse practitioners, students included, should be members of our state professional organization, Texas Nurse Practitioners (TNP).  TNP works day in and day out on behalf of our profession and all Texas NPs.  Besides, there are many great member benefits.  TNP has a new rate for First Year NP- just $95!  Membership dues are as follows: Regular members $150, Student $60, First Year NP Student $free.  Go to to join or renew today!

Engage…(engage and be an active participant of HANP)

Come to our May CE meeting on 5/8/19!  We have a great talk planned that will be given by one of our own members about how the gut microbiota produces neurotransmitters and hormones that affect the brain. And don't forget about the great food, drinks, and opportunity to spend time with your amazing colleagues!  All proceeds go towards our scholarship fund.

Meet our excellent candidates for President-Elect for the 2019-2020 elections of officers: Shanea Hall, Paula Rupert, and Lauren Tezak.  They will introduce themselves at the May CE meeting and their bios are posted on the website.  Voting will take place 6/1/19 – 6/10/19.  The winner will be announced at the June general meeting.

UT Health’s Stomp Out Stroke Festival at Discovery Green on 5/4/19 was canceled due to inclement weather.  It will be rescheduled, however, so volunteer opportunities are still available.  If you are able to volunteer some time, please contact Blanca Barrera @ [email protected] .

Sign up for Ready, Set, Career Go! on May 18, 2019.  Are you thinking about entering the job market?  Do you need some resume writing or interview tips?  Would you like an opportunity to network with potential employers?  Ask questions to NP experts?  If so, this workshop is for you!  It is for HANP members only and seating is limited.  Click here to register and for more information.  This workshop might be particularly useful for students graduating in May!

Also on May 18, Life.Be.Still Photography will be offering professional headshots at a deep discount to HANP members for just $25 (normal session fee is $175).  Investing in a high-quality, professionally taken headshot is an investment in your personal brand.  Remember, with a great headshot, your professionalism, and unique personality will shine through and doors to new opportunities will open!  Click here to see more.

Congratulations Keerthan Andrade, the lucky winner of the 2019 AANP National Conference registration that takes place in Indianapolis, IN on June 18, 2019 –June 23, 2019.  He will be joining thousands of fellow nurse practitioners at the nation's largest multispecialty NP conference as a representative of HANP.  He will give us an update from the regional session at the July meeting.  

On occasion, HANP would like to communicate time-sensitive/important information so we have implemented Remind, a one-way (for now) texting communication platform.  You must sign up for our notifications and you can easily opt-out as well.  Please give it a try!

You may have noticed our website is under construction in some areas.  One of the newest sections is the Special Interest Events tab that links to the Member Area.  This section has additional dinner meetings, conferences, events, etc. that are not organized through HANP but may be of interest to our members.  Check the website periodically to look for updates. 

Call for volunteers for social media! HANP is seeking a member or two to oversee our Facebook page.  The ideal person would attend meetings regularly, be Facebook savvy, and manage content (images, videos, written).  If you are interested, please let me know.

Thank you for being a HANP member!  ICE (inspire, commit, engage), ICE baby!  If you have any ideas or suggestions please email me @ [email protected] .



Elizabeth Gigliotti
2018-2019 President Houston Area Nurse Practitioners

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Member Meeting

Are Your Guts Driving You Nuts?
Presented by John Cook, PMHNP, APRN

May 8, 2018
6:00 - 7:00 pm - Registration and Networking
7:00 - 8:00 pm - Dinner and Presentation

Churrasco's Memorial City
947 Gessner Road
Suite B-290 (Second Floor)
Houston, TX 77024

This program is been approved by AANP for 1 hr of CME and .25 hrs. of Pharmacology

Thank you to our sponsor

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Upcoming Events

May 8 - CE Dinner Meeting

May 18 - Ready, Set, Career Go!

May 18 - Professional Head Shots by Life.Be.Still Photography

June 12 - General Meeting

July 10 - General Meeting

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