Hello ThriveAP readers- I have some exciting news to share! I’m thrilled to announce that I will appear on the Fox News Channel Friday, September 27th to discuss nurse practitioners and our role in healthcare reform.
While this is all very exciting, I am pee-my-pants nervous! My only prior TV experience includes being randomly filmed as part of a crowd of kids at the water park during news coverage of a heat wave while visiting my grandparents about 20 years ago. Not exactly a well-rounded media resume.
Despite my anxiety, I really believe nurse practitioners have an integral role to play as healthcare reform rolls out. After all, we are pretty amazing, right? Nurse practitioners care for millions of Americans each year in a cost effective manner necessary for the success of our healthcare system. Regardless of your political leanings, we can all agree that providing quality care at a low cost is a positive.
What are you doing Friday afternoon? If you have some free time, tune in to America Live on Fox News at 2:45pm ET to see me, Erin Tolbert, talk about nurse practitioners and their place in healthcare as the implementation of the Affordable Care Act nears (5 days and counting).