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In this episode Ron chats with John Canion, a NP practicing Emergency Medicine in Texas. Here, they continue their conversation on the current state of Nurse Practitioners in the US, the role and responsibilities of NPs, working in the ER, needing to revamp the NP education system, and more.
John Canion graduated from Nurse Practitioner school at Abilene Christian University in 2005. He is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. I have worked in fields that include Family Practice, Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, Hospitalist Medicine, Urgent Care, Associate Professor for Family Practice Nurse Practitioners, and Critical Access Medicine. He has worked closely with national organizations on NP education and just finished a yearlong assignment with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners on their education committee. He gives lectures on many topics related to NP practice including business, contracts, scope of practice, and clinical information. Over the last year he has been staffing covid relief. He is currently practicing Emergency Medicine in San Angelo, Texas.