NP Week: Nurse Practitioner Week Nov. 8 – 15, 2015
What is a Nurse Practitioner (NP)?* Who are we? What do we do? What is our educational status? These are a few of the many questions asked about the profession.
To get an initial answer to those questions, let’s look at what one of our Lifestyle Wellness Expert NPs has been doing since he was first introduced to members and visitors at Lifestyle Wellness Network. In addition, please read the ‘Note’ at the end of this article: The article, “What Is A Nurse Practitioner” is posted on the Lifestyle Wellness Network site. However due to technical difficulties it cannot be accessed at this time to read. We apologize for the inconvenience and will have it available for you as soon as possible.
The NPWeek Spotlight today is on Dr. Demonbreun, NP, who I’ve had the pleasure of meeting in person after “meeting” on social media.
Kahlil Demonbreun, DNP, WHNP-BC, ANP-BC
Dr. Kahlil Demonbreun is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) and Medical Director for Women’s Health Services at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He received a Diploma in Nursing (RN) from the Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing, Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) degrees from the University of South Carolina, and his Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He holds board certifications as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, an Adult Nurse Practitioner, and an Inpatient Obstetric Nurse. He is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the American Nurses Association, the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, and the South Carolina Nurses Association.
Dr. Demonbreun is the AANP State Representative for South Carolina and serves on the AANP State Advisory Sub Policy Committee, Board of Directors for the National Certification Corporation, Board of Directors for the South Carolina Nurses Association, chair for the South Carolina Nurses Association Advanced Practice Registered Nurse chapter, and chair for the South Carolina Board of Nursing’s Advanced Practice Committee. He serves as an Advisory to many community programs dedicated to improving health outcomes.
His practice includes primary care, obstetric, gynecologic, and prenatal care of women across the lifespan. He has presented continuing education programs for health care professionals in women’s health. His clinical, political, and advocacy interests concern the primary care of women, sexually transmitted infection management, advanced nursing practice, feminism, gender diversity, and preceptor/mentorship. His nursing career is marked by many accolades as a “first”. He is dedicated to serving the profession, the community, clinical education, and has received the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium Preceptor of the Year award, the Charleston Business Journal Health Care Heroes award, and the AANP Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence from South Carolina.
Congratulations Dr. Demonbreun on your many achievements, your support and advocacy for women’s primary care and other Nurse Practitioners.