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Learn more about the 874 Fellows and their contributions to the 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.

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 nurse practitioners (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. The 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Also 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. 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.