AANP Fellows Announce 2018 Honorary Fellow and Loretta Ford Award Recipient

AUSTIN, TX --The Executive Committee of the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Loretta C. Ford Award and the 2018 Honorary Fellow. The following individuals will be honored at the 2018 FAANP Induction Ceremony on Thursday, June 28, during the AANP 2018 National Conference in Denver.

2018 Honorary Fellow

The 2018 FAANP Honorary Fellow is Winifred V. Quinn, PhD. The Honorary Fellow is a non-nurse practitioner who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in at least one of the following areas of importance to nurse practitioners: Practice, Education, Policy and Research.

Dr. Quinn is an exceptional leader in health policy and a strong advocate for the nursing profession, dedicating over 20 years to improving health and healthcare. Dr. Quinn is the Leader of the Innovations Center at AARP and the Director for Advocacy & Consumer Affairs at the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA), a joint venture with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP. She leads the federal and state advocacy efforts of the Future of Nursing, Campaign for Action. In the past seven years, the Campaign has helped fully modernize nine states' scope of practice policies and helped incrementally modernize more than a dozen states' laws and regulations regarding advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Dr. Quinn was instrumental in framing removing barriers to APRN practice and care as a consumer issue. She sees APRNs' full practice authority as an important avenue to increasing people's access to care and to helping support family caregivers.

2018 Loretta C. Ford Award

The 2018 recipient of the Loretta C. Ford Award for Advancement of the Nurse Practitioner Role in Health Care is Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP. The Loretta C. Ford Award is presented annually to an NP who demonstrates participation in health care policy development at an international, national or local level; sustained and specific contribution to clarification of the role and scope of practice of NPs; and/or creative and effective action to turn a challenge to the NP role into an effective opportunity to advance practice and improve patient outcomes.

Dr. Resnick is a gerontological NP (GNP), nurse researcher/scientist, and educator. She is a professor in the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, co directing the AGNP Program and the Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan Research Center of Excellence. She has influenced the role and scope of practice of GNPs and other NPs through her leadership at local, national, and international levels. As a scientist, Dr. Resnick has focused her research on optimizing function and physical activity among older adults, facilitating healthy behaviors among older adults across care settings. Her work has global significance to stakeholders across disciplines.