University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) assistant professors Catherine Haut, DNP ’10, MS ’93, RN, CRNP, PNP, and Roseann Velez, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, were recently inducted as 2017 Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) at its national conference in Philadelphia. UMSON alumna Pamela Bolton, MS ’92, RN, ACNP, CCNS, PCCN, was also inducted.
The association selects fellows based on outstanding contributions to clinical practice, research, education, or policy.
“We are extremely proud of our newly elected fellows and congratulate them on this honor. It is gratifying that they have been selected by their peers for their contributions,” said UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “It is a testament to their sustained efforts to promote the role of nurse practitioners and advance the delivery of excellent health care.”
Fellows are charged with supporting the vision and mission of AANP. The FAANP program impacts national and global health by engaging recognized nurse practitioner leaders, the fellows, who make outstanding contributions to clinical practice, research, education, or policy to enhance the association’s mission.
“I’m extremely honored to have be chosen as a fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. It has been a privilege to work with many national nursing leaders, including those at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, over the years,” Haut said. “I am very excited to be joining this elite group of nurse practitioners and appreciate the mentorship and support I have received through the years from my colleagues.”
Established in 2000, the FAANP program is dedicated to the global advancement of nurse practitioners and the delivery of high-quality health care. The program not only enhances the association’s mission, but also develops nurse practitioner leaders of the future while furthering the field.
“Becoming a fellow is an honor and a privilege that would not have been possible without the support of my mentors,” Velez said. “I’ve been able to influence the nurse practitioner profession through publications, research, education, and policy, which has been integral to my growth as a professional. Membership in FAANP has enabled me to continue this work by mentoring students striving for FAANP membership and collaborating with colleagues to make an impact locally, nationally, and globally.”