April Newsletter





Welcome to the West la south meeting April 2013!

Beneath the Surface: The Impact of Psoriatic Diseases      Speaker: Dr. Sofen

Sexual Assault Forensic Nursing    Speaker: Alexa Benson NP

Upcoming Meetings/Conferences/Events:

  1. Meet with lobbyist Kristy Wiese July 24,2013 6-8pm at Kaiser Woodland Hills:   


 Bill Updates:

    Senate bill 49: The measure, authored by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-Los Angeles) would remove practice barriers for NPs, allowing them to work autonomously without physician supervision. Send your vote: http://www.votervoice.net/link/target/canp/3W8bfBQq.aspx

    Senate bill 494: This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to ensure that qualified health plans participating in the California Health Benefit Exchange provide an adequate network of primary care providers, including non-physician providers.

You can always find updates at www.canpweb.org, click on ADVOCACY and then BILL TRACKER

Chapter Updates:

  • Lobby Day is May 6, 2012: Every year CANP shows its strength at the State Capitol by bringing NPs face-to-face with legislators. Join your colleagues in Sacramento for Lobby Day to learn about the coming year’s legislative issues and meet with legislators to help advance CANP’s agenda. Pricing $10 members, $5 students, $15 nonmembers
  • For our June meeting we will be holding an award ceremony for our fantastic chapter members: outstanding speaker, outstanding community service, outstanding teacher, and outstanding research.  If you have any suggestions of types of awards you would like to see, please email us at westlasouth@gmail.com
  • To receive your CME certificates, please log in to http://canpweb.org -- under “My Account” and then “My Continuing Education” you will find your certificates and be able to print them for your records.
  • We are always accepting donations at the monthly meetings for Out of the Closet, a local thrift store that benefits the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
  • Please think about being a preceptor to further our profession – you get a free meeting and will be honored at our annual awards meeting.  If you are interested please email us: westlasouth@gmail.com



  • If you are looking for a preceptor, please email us at westlasouth@gmail.com

Students needing preceptors:

Katerina Perez   FNP student – contact at: katerina1978@me.com

Victoria Wong   FNP student - contact at: victoriajwong@gmail.com

Trisha Gill         FNP student - contact at: trishagill06@gmail.com

Katy Fisher        FNP student - contact at: katylfisher@gmail.com

Please register for meetings through the CANP website at www.canpweb.org by clicking on events and events listing to find out the event title and information.  You will need to login in order to register and pay online.


2012-2013 West LA South Board Members: Liz Lizaso (president), Evi Desser (president-elect), Sandra Bresnahan (treasurer), Mary Schoenbaum (membership), Patty Cason (leg. rep), Susie Crow (marketing), Carmen Garcia (secretary), Immediate Past President- Leticia Metallo.