Tony Ballew, FNP passed away July 17, 2005 at the age of 53. The Nurse Practitioner community in Arizona has had a great loss with the passing of Tony Ballew, FNP. Tony was a past president of the Arizona Nurse Practitioner Council and was instrumental in helping advance the scope of practice for NPs in Arizona. He also ran his own practice, the East Valley Vaccination and Examination Clinic for many years as a solo NP practitioner. He was a pioneer for all of us, and will be greatly missed. More information here.