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AUSTIN, TEXAS — The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) will welcome Theresa M. Campo, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-C, FAANP, FAAN, as vice president of education and accreditation on June 1, 2021. Prior to joining AANP, Dr. Campo was chair of Emergency Medical Services, director of the Emergency Nurse Practitioner Postmaster Certificate Track and associate clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University.
Dr. Campo is board-certified as a family nurse practitioner and emergency nurse practitioner. She received the New Jersey AANP State Award for Excellence in 2011 and was inducted into the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in 2015 and the American Academy of Nursing in 2017.
Dr. Campo will succeed Anne Norman, DNP, APRN, FNP, FAANP, the current vice president, who is retiring after leading the AANP Education and Accreditation Department for more than eight years. Under Dr. Norman’s leadership, the department has seen a substantial growth in the number of staff members, which has equipped AANP to better meet the needs of members, including providing more continuing education (CE), as well as information for patients. There has been a significant growth in the number of activities provided in the AANP CE Center, as well as a considerable increase in the number of activity completions per year. The quantity of accreditation applications for AANP CE credit has increased as well.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. It represents the interests of the more than 290,000 licensed NPs in the U.S. AANP provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NP patients and other health care consumers. As The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®, AANP represents the interests of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered health care. To locate a nurse practitioner in your community, go to npfinder.com. For more information about NPs, visit aanp.org.