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Berg, Siewert Selected as AANP Fellows

Associate Professors Mary Berg, DNP, RN, and Rebecca Siewert, DNP, NNP-BC, were recently inducted as Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

The purpose of the AANP Fellows program is to impact national and global health by engaging recognized nurse practitioner leaders who make outstanding contributions to clinical practice, research, education or policy.

Berg’s nomination focused on two areas: education and clinical practice. 

She founded the Young Pediatric Nurse Clinician program and has been an important member of the pediatric faculty in both undergraduate and graduate programs. On the clinical practice side, Berg directs the PNP program, which is the only PNP program in Iowa. Her practice has spanned many settings including primary care, newborn, neonatal intensive care, and school-based clinics. 

Siewert’s nomination focused on her research endeavors as well as teaching.

“Working with my research partner, Dr. Lisa Segre, we are conducting research on depression and anxiety in mothers of NICU patients,” she explained.

In terms of her teaching impact, Siewert is working to educate future NNPs via a collaborative NNP program between the University of Iowa and the University of Missouri Kansas City.

Berg and Siewert were recognized at the 2014 FAANP Induction Ceremony, which was held during AANP’s National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, in late June.

This is an important national recognition of their contributions and ongoing work and highlights the excellent faculty in the College of Nursing,” noted Keela Herr, PhD, RN, AGSF, FAAN professor & Associate Dean for Faculty

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Aug 28th, 2014