Advanced Practice Committee

Next Committee Meeting Day and Time:


March 2022



Meeting Agenda

Download the most recent Meeting Agenda for the Advanced Practice Committee. Agendas will be posted at least 48 hours before the meeting and will remain until the next agenda is posted.


August 11, 2021 - 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
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 @ 1:30pm


Meeting Audio

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

Advanced Practice Advisory Committee


Carolyn McCormies, RN, MS, FNP-BC, Board Member

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

Board Staff:

Janeen Dahn, PhD, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Diane Caruso, MSN, FNP-C, CRRN

Tiffany Fotinos, MSN, FNP-C

Committee Members:

Carol Bafaloukos, DNP, WHNP-BC, FNP

Janice Bovee, MSN, CNM, RNFA

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

Sam Esquivias, MSN, FNP, PMHNP


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

Jenice Guzman, PhD, MSN, GNP-BC

Sonia Helmick, MSN, FNP-C

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

Joel Lucero, AG-ACNP, FNP

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

Angela Oakley, MSN, FNP-C

Misty Pagan, DNP, AGNP-C

Lee Ranalli, DNP, MSN, CRNA


Yeimi Rivera, DNP, FNP

Pat Shannon, PHD, APRN-PNP-BC, CNE

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

Shelley Vaughn, DNP, FNP-BC

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

Kristine Zinkgraf, MSN, CNS