CON Professor Named AANP Fellow
Sherry McKay, MSN, ARNP, GNP-BC, assistant professor at the UI College of Nursing was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
McKay, who mentors undergraduate nursing students and nurse practitioner (NPs) to help them develop into the nursing leaders of tomorrow, was inducted at the Academy’s 26th National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The AANP Fellowship program was established in 2000 to recognize nurse practitioner leaders who have made outstanding contributions to health care through nurse practitioner clinical practice, research, education or policy. Priority initiatives of the program are the development of leadership and mentorship programs for nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students.
A select group representing the nation's outstanding NPs, AANP Fellows are visionaries committed to the global advancement of nursing through the development of imaginative and creative future nurse practitioner leaders.
McKay plans to contribute to the mission of the Academy by promoting the role of NPs as providers of quality and cost effective health care.
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Sherry McKay, MSN, ARNP, GNP, FAANP, assistant professor at the University of Iowa College of Nursing, has been working through the Faculty Practice of the College to bring primary health care to people where they live and work. She mentors students while practicing in the community. In her role as the State Representative for the Academy of Nurse Practitioners she has been working to enhance the practice of NPs across the country. Locally, she is collaborating with members of the university and the community to promote fall prevention among the elderly. McKay is also past president and currently communications chair for the Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society and a member of Geriatric Advance Practice Nurses Association & Sigma Theta Tau.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) formed in 1985 to provide NPs with a unified way to network and advocate for NP issues and was the first national organization created for nurse practitioners of all specialties. AANP represents the interests of the more than 148,000 NPs currently practicing in the United States and continually advocates at local, state, and federal levels for the recognition of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, and personalized health care. More detailed information can be found at www.aanp.org.