APEA CEO Amelie Hollier Featured in Special Issue of JAANP


APEA CEO Amelie Hollier Featured in Special Issue of JAANP

The current issue of the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners features an article co-authored by Amelie Hollier, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, the CEO and president of Advanced Practice Education Associates (APEA). The article is part of a special edition focused on professional development for nurse practitioners, and the article demonstrates Hollier’s expertise in, and commitment to, professional growth for all NPs.

The Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP) is a peer-reviewed publication that circulates to more than 74,000 NPs in all specialties. It is the official research journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

The article, titled “Punch Up Your Podium Presentations,” provides guidance to aspiring presenters and speakers and includes practical advice as well as research-based approaches.

“The goal of most presentations is to engage audience participants,” Hollier writes with co-author Timothy Wood, DHSc, PA-C. “Effective presenters go beyond content expertise to connect with audiences through various techniques, formats, and presentation styles.” Wood is the director of Western University’s Center for Academic and Professional Enhancement and an assistant professor in Western’s PA program.

The article explains why Mayer's theory of multimedia learning, neurocognitive factors, and the assertion-evidence approach are essential elements presenters can use to create effective presentations. The article also offers tips on how to connect with the audience and how to avoid common pitfalls in delivery and presentation.

Other article topics in the issue include organization membership, networking, poster presentations, precepting and transitioning to faculty roles. The content in this special edition of JAANP was planned to foster professional growth and development among NPs throughout their career spans.

The issue’s guest editors, Judith A. Berg, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, Rodney W. Hicks, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, and Mary Ellen Roberts, DNP, APN-c, FNAP, FAAN, FAANP, write in a guest editorial that the intent of the issue’s focus is to “add to the preparation of a new generation of NPs armed to do battle against obstacles raised by other professional groups and even by those from nursing professionals within.” Some of the essential components of the NP role “must be acquired post-graduation, and introductory acquisition can be found in articles in this special edition. As well, all professional NPs are required to act as stewards of the role, and offerings in this special edition raise awareness and afford some of the skills needed.”

The citation for the article co-authored by Hollier is: Wood, T. J. and Hollier, A. (2017), Punch up your podium presentations. American Assoc Nurse Prac, 29: 470–474. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12477.

To obtain access to the article, link to the article abstract here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2327-6924.12477/abstract.

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