Ross to serve as Ge­or­gia’s AANP rep

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One lo­cal nurse prac­ti­tioner is set to rep­re­sent her coun­ter­parts on the state level for the com­ing year af­ter she was elected to be Ge­or­gia’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the AANP.

Janet Ross be­gan her term RI RI¿FH RQ -XO\ IROORZLQJ the An­nual Mem­ber­ship Meet­ing at the Amer­i­can As­so­ci­a­tion of Nurse Prac­ti­tion­ers Na­tional Con­fer­ence in Den­ver, Colorado.

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As AANP Ge­or­gia State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Ross joins a dis­tin­guished list of nurse prac­ti­tioner lead­ers who are com­mit­ted to rais­ing aware­ness of the ex­cep­tional care NPs pro­vide and ad­vo­cat­ing for leg­is­la­tion that im­proves pa­tients’ ac­cess to that care.

“This is a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to not only pro­vide me with ex­pe­ri­ence on the na­tional level in my field, but also to serve the men and women of Ge­or­gia who strive to keep our pa­tients healthy and happy on a daily ba­sis,” Ross said.

Ross con­tin­ues a ca­reer in the health care field that VSDQV RYHU \HDUV 6KH serves as a nurse prac­ti­tioner at Red­mond’s of­fice in Cedar­town.

She grad­u­ated from Val­dosta State Col­lege with her bach­e­lor’s de­gree in nurs­ing. When her son went off to col­lege, she went back to Ken­ne­saw State Univer­sity for her Mas­ters in Nurs­ing as a nurse prac­ti­tioner.

Ross has worked in many ar­eas of heath care, in­clud­ing a stint along the way through nurs­ing school as an EMT. She served in the United States Air Force as an of­fi­cer in the Nurse Corp. She has worked in the hospi­tal setting in all ar­eas with the ex­cep­tion of the op­er­at­ing room dur­ing surgery.

She has also worked in cor­rec­tional heath and oc­cu­pa­tional health.

Ross and her hus­band Rus­sell moved to Polk &RXQW\ DOPRVW \HDUV ago. She has one grown son, Jeremy. He and his wife blessed them with a grand­daugh­ter a lit­tle over a year ago.

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