WUNC Radio Report: Nurse Practitioners Fill the Gap in NC

Rose Hoban, health news editor for WUNC radio, interviewed SON faculty member Tom Bush, alumna Gale Adcock, and UNC Hospitals CEO Bill Roper last week about the nurse practitioner shortage in NC.  Here is the link to the audio file.  We hope you have a chance to download it and listen.  It is a great feature story.


The Herald Sun Publishes Faculty Member Op-Ed about Nurse Practitioners

Assistant Professor Tom Bush recently wrote an opinion-editorial piece about the importance of nurse practitioners and the role they play in the healthcare system. The Herald Sun published the op-ed in the Dec. 19, 2009, edition.

In the op-ed, Bush discusses the imminent changes to the current

The Herald Sun recently published an opinion-editorial written by School of Nursing Assistant Professor Tom Bush.

healthcare system, the expected influx of newly insured patients and the existing shortage of primary care physicians. He points out that nurse practitioners are qualified and experienced healthcare providers who are ready and prepared to provide needed preventive services to new patients who desire care.

In addition to being on faculty at the School of Nursing, Bush serves as the chair of the North Carolina Nurses Association Council of Nurse Practitioners.

Faculty Member Receives AANP Nurse Practitioner Excellence Award

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recently awarded

Asst. Professor Tom Bush recently received the 2010 American Academy of Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence.

assistant professor Tom Bush the 2010 AANP Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence. Each year, the AANP selects one nurse practitioner per state to receive this accolade.

Recipients are chosen based on the excellence he or she demonstrates in their practice areas. Bush will be publicly recognized during the 2010 AANP National Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., in June.

SON Faculty Member Tom Bush Receives Award from Family Medicine Residents

School of Nursing faculty member Tom Bush was unanimously selected by the senior residents in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine to receive the Carolina Cup for Outstanding Resident Teaching. Each year, the family medicine residents vote for the faculty members who have most influenced their education throughout their training. One award is given to a faculty member within their department, and one is awarded to a faculty member outside the department. Bush received the award for faculty outside the department. It is the second time he has received this recognition.

Tom Bush received the Carolina Cup for Outstanding Resident Teaching for the second time this year.

Tom Bush received the Carolina Cup for Outstanding Resident Teaching for the second time this year.


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