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Learn more about the 874 Fellows and their contributions to the nurse practitioner (NP) role by browsing their bios. One of them might be the perfect fit to be your sponsor!

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Karen Kalmakis, PhD, MPH, FNP-BC, FAANP, discusses her background and the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on NP research.

Beth Haney, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, talks about the importance of NPs running for elected office and her experience winning a seat on her own local city council.

Rodney Hicks, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, shares his experience with promotion and tenure in the academic role.

Catherine Ling, PhD FNP-BC FAANP, and Alicia Rossiter, Lt Col, USAFR, NC, DNP, FNP, PPCNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, speak on collaboration along the continuum of research and scholarship between the PhD and DNP.

Jeanne Martin discusses grass roots advocacy for NPs.

Annie Shaltz shares her experience with mentorships. Angela Patterson, DNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, FAANP, speaks on supporting new NP graduates through their transition to practice.

Barbara Sheer, PhD, PNP, FNP, FAANP, speaks on celebrating history in the year 2020, which includes the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, as well as the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote and Dr. Loretta Ford’s 100th birthday.

Jean Aertker, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, COHN-S, FAANP, speaks about the role of the mentor in teaching health policy.

Elizabeth ‘Lissa’ Barker, PhD, APRN-BC, FACHE, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, discusses the core elements of mentoring, including a formal dyadic relationship between two people.

Rodney Hicks, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, talks about mentorship and getting your scholarship published — from building your key messages and building logical arguments to selecting the right journal and submitting your manuscript.

Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP, speaks on the benefits of NP involvement in research, utilizing research in evidence-based practice to improve care as well as to advocate and to influence policy changes.

Joyce Knestrick, PhD, C-FNP, FAANP, FAAN, talks policy on the federal level and its importance on making an impact on changes in our community and our nation.

Heather Meissen, MSN, FCCM, ACNP, CCRN, FAANP, speaks on how mentorship paved her career as a new graduate and now as she mentors the next generation.

Allen Prettyman, PhD, APRN-BC, FAANP, discusses the mentoring relationship between mentor and mentee.

Gretchen Schumacher, PhD, GNP-C, FNP, NP-C, FAANP, gives the how, where and why to become a nurse entrepreneur.

Kenneth Wysocki, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, speaks on what mentorship has meant for him from his childhood, young adulthood and middle age and beyond.