Dr. Glenmore Hendricks - Influencing Policy-Making for Nurse Practitioners

DR. GLENMORE HENDRICKS Dr. Glenmore Hendricks is a Nurse Nractitioner at the Riverside Medical Clinic. He earned his Masters of Science degree (MSN) as an adult primary care Nurse Practitioner in 2004 from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from California State University, Long Beach in 2015. Over the last 15 years, Dr. Hendricks has practiced in both internal medicine and urgent care settings. Throughout his 18-year nursing career, he has worked as a critical care nurse (including trauma, surgical, and medical care) and has held leadership positions in both hospital and Ambulatory Care departments. He is currently a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP). He served on the board as Treasurer and President for the local Inland Empire Chapter. As chapter president, he and his team pursued active participation in community services, improve student recruitment, and engage state legislative members on behalf of Nurse Practitioners. On a state level, he served as a health policy and practice committee member, which advocates and oversees legislation impacting NP practice in California. As a Jamaican by birth, he enjoys giving back to this community and has served on several medical missions to Jamaica. He recently published research in The Journal of the National Black Nurses Association on the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model and Diabetes Outcomes. He's an expert peer reviewer for the Journal for Nurse Practitioners and the American Journal of Managed Care. In this episode, Dr. Hendricks discussed his nursing background and nursing education, including why he pursued the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree.

This interview took place shortly before the AB 890 Bill passed into law. Dr. Hendricks explained the pros and cons of the AB 890 Bill and why Californian Nurse Practitioners need to belong to the CANP and continue to advocate for full practice authority without barriers.

He also talked about why Nurse Practitioners need to continue to support and influence policy-making for our profession. Dr. Hendricks continues to be a role model for all Nurse Practitioners.

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