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Alumna to Announce New AANP Fellows

 the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Mary Ellen Roberts (DNP ′11), board member and past president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), will be inducting the association’s 2015 class of Fellows—a consortium of NP leaders that includes three UI College of Nursing faculty members.

Earlier this year, Virginia (Ginny) Conley, PhD, director of the DNP program, Jan Foote, DNP, ARNP, and Thad Wilson, PhD, executive associate dean, were selected by AANP for 2015 induction as Fellows. They were selected for this prestigious designation based on recognition of their scholarship and forward thinking contributions that have led to meaningful improvements in health care and advancement of the nurse practitioner role.

Roberts is currently Chair of the Fellows of the AANP (FAANP), which is dedicated to the global advancement of NPs and the high-quality health care they deliver. She and other members of AANP—including CON Professor Brenda Hoskins, who currently serves as secretary on FAANP’s executive committee—will honor this year's FAANP inductees during a ceremony at the association’s national conference, which will be held June 9-14 in New Orleans.

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Apr 29th, 2015