National Academies of Practice


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National Academies of Practice

 (NAP)
ten organizations, the first of which were founded in 1981, limited to 100 Distinguished Practitioners in each of the ten major health professions as recognized by the Congress of the United States: Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatric Medicine, Psychology, Social Work, and Veterinary Medicine. The purpose of the Academies is to advise Congress in matters of health care practice and delivery.

Patterned after the National Academy of Sciences, which advises Congress on matters of science, membership in the National Academies of Practice is contingent upon election as a Distinguished Practitioner in one of the Academies. Chosen by their peers as persons who have made a significant and enduring contribution to practice, these Distinguished Practitioners have spent an important part of their lives in the practice of their profession. By their very stature, they have transcended the turf interests of their respective professions and are prepared to address the issue of national health. The National Academies of Practice differ from the National Academy of Sciences in that their members are practitioners who have been nationally recognized primarily for their contributions to professional practice rather than achievements in science, although many are renowned scientists as well. It is the only interdisciplinary group of practitioners dedicated to addressing the problems of practice in the interests of the citizens of the United States. It is the goal and the objective of this self-supported organization to constitute itself as the nation's interdisciplinary health policy forum.
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The National Academies of Practice is pleased to announce the election of Jonas Nguh, PhD, RN, of Baltimore, MD as a Distinguished Scholar & Fellow of NAP.
The National Academies of Practice was founded in 1981 to advise governmental bodies on our health care system.
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces the launch of the Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice (JIEP), the official journal of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) and affiliated with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).
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He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, the National Academies of Practice and the American Glaucoma Society, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Glaucoma Foundation which funds groundbreaking research into glaucoma and educates the public about the disease and the importance of early detection.
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences announced that Kent Daum, Vice Dean of the College's new School of Optometry in Worcester, has been elected to the National Academy of Practice in Optometry, part of the National Academies of Practice.
Judith Lewis, PhD, RNC, FAAN, received the Founders Award for Service from ISONG, the International Society of Nurses in Genetics, and the Nicholas Andrew Cummings Award from the National Academies of Practice in Nursing.
Nonetheless, a new document from the National Academies of Practice has been released that calls upon all of us to revisit our professional commitment to patient needs, and has put forth a position of ethics in the delivery of professional care services in today's managed health care environment.
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