Advanced Practice Committee

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Nov 1, 2022 - Committee Meeting Agenda


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The purpose of the Advance Practice Advisory Committee is to provide recommendations to the Board on issues involving Advanced Practice.



The Goals are:


  1. Clarify and articulate regulatory sufficiency of the four Advanced Practice roles and recommend changes to the Nurse Practice Act and rules.
  2. Develop recommendations for Advisory Opinions related to Advanced Practice Nurse functions.
  3. Review national trends in the regulation of Advanced Practice and make recommendations to the Board.
  4. Evaluate the APRN Model Compact and make recommendations to the Board its impact on the APRN regulatory process.
  5. Collaborate with other Board committees on matters of mutual interest.


The Advanced Practice Committee meets in the AZBN Board room located at:


1740 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85007


Meeting Schedule:

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 @ 1:30pm
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 @ 1:30pm
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 @ 1:30pm CANCELLED


Meeting Audio

An audio recording of this committee meeting will be made available within three days of the meeting.

Advanced Practice Advisory Committee


Angela (Angie) Fountain, DNP, CRNA, Board VP

Carmen Hill-Mekoba, DNP, APRN-BC, Board Member

Board Staff:

Diane Caruso, MSN, FNP-C,

Tiffany Fotinos, MSN, FNP-C

Committee Members:

Angela Oakley, MSN, FNP-C

Carol Bafaloukos, DNP, WHNP-BC, FNP

Denice Gibson, DNP, RN, BMTCN, CRNI, AOCNS

Jenice Guzman, PhD, MSN, GNP-BC

Joel Lucero, AG-ACNP, FNP

Judy Hileman, MSN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC

Lee Ranalli, DNP, MSN, CRNA

Miki Ann Couchoud, FNP-C, MSN, BSN, RN, CEN, CFRN

Misty Pagan, DNP, AGNP-C


Rosa Norris, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC

Sam Esquivias, MSN, FNP, PMHNP

Shelley Vaughn, DNP, FNP-BC

Sonia Helmick, MSN, FNP-C

Tamara Wisely, DNP, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC

Tracy Thomas, MSN, CCRN, TCRN, ACNS-BC

Yeimi Rivera, DNP, FNP