The growing family of APRNs across our state is aided in connection, information and collaboration by the Association's Regional network.
Few things are as comforting as knowing you are in a group of supportive and knowledgeable peers -- Regional Meetings help make that connection vibrant and local.
Regional meetings often take the shape of a sponsored sit-down dinner where a new therapy will be discussed. The meetings might include content that can be counted for Continuing Education credit while other agendas may be geared simply toward collaboration and fellowship.
Heidi Beavan, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
I have been a practicing family nurse practitioner since 2015 when I graduated with honors from Indiana Wesleyan University. I currently work at the University of Kentucky in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Lexington, KY, where I am part of a team to help manage patients with brain, spinal cord, nerve, and musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, we saw a dramatic increase in patients who left the ICU but still need extended rehabilitation care. I now help manage the inpatient rehabilitation of our COVID-19 patients to recover their mobility and functional well-being.
On a more personal note, I’m a music enthusiast who enjoys attending concerts and spending time with my family and friends when I am not helping others. I have two wonderful children who push me (and occasionally my buttons) daily to be a better version of myself. We are also blessed with an affectionate, though perhaps slightly disgruntled dog who keeps life interesting.
I thoroughly look forward to collaborating and being a member of the KANPNM to help empower and advocate for Kentucky APRNs.
EASTERN KENTUCKY REGION
Ginger Osborne, APRN
I graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in December of 2001 with my BSN. I obtained my nursing license in February 2002 and started working at Central Baptist Hospital MICU. I worked as a CCU nurse until 2005 when I relocated back to my home town of Allen, KY and started working in the dialysis facility.
I worked in dialysis until I achieved my MSN and became certified through AANP in March 2017. I started working with a local Nephrologist in a private practice until she sold her business to the local hospital in January of 2020. I am still practicing as a NP in the Nephrology setting. Renal patients have come to be my life and my passion.
I am married to my wonderful husband since May 2009. I have a wonderful stepdaughter who is applying for medical school this year. We also found that God has a sense of humor as he gave us new baby girl in August of 2018 who has changed our lives. We could not be more blessed.
I am so thrilled that the association has agreed to create a new region for my fellow NPs and I look forward to meeting you all and working with you to improve and optimize our profession in the state of Kentucky. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or comments.