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Fellows Announce 2023 Grant Recipient

Media Contact: Bryan Black

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is pleased to share that the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) program has announced the recipient of the 2023 FAANP Grant. Congratulations to Shannon Idzik, DNP, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, for her project, “Impact of Direct Patient Care Clinical Hours on National Certification Pass Rates and Domain Scores.”

Idzik is an associate professor and associate dean of the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She currently practices at the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in the CARE center. Idzik received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from York College and her Master of Science and DNP degrees from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She has numerous publications and presentations on nurse practitioner (NP) practice and education. Idzik is the past-president of the Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland. She led the Maryland Action Coalition to remove scope of practice barriers for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), and she received the AANP NP State Award for Excellence in 2012 and the NONPF policy award in 2015.

Established in 2017, the $3,000 FAANP Grant is awarded annually to one or more Fellows, who are in good standing, for the completion of a project within 12 months. This project must highlight the work of NPs and further the contributions of the FAANP. The project focus is to fall within one of the four categories of the 2015 AANP Research Agenda, published in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP). Applicants must explain how the project fits within the needs identified in the research agenda framework. Projects could include primary and secondary analysis of research data, policy analysis, implementation of clinical innovations or practice models to improve health outcomes and the development and testing of educational interventions or point-of-care technologies.

The 2020 FAANP Grant recipient, William Rosa, PhD, MBE, NP, FAANP, FAAN, wrote numerous articles, published abstracts and presented at conferences to highlight the results of his grant-funded project, “Perceived Self-Efficacy of Palliative Care Nurse Practitioners in Meeting Psychosocial, Spiritual and Emotional Needs of Patients With Cancer via Telehealth During COVID-19.” The following articles and podcast episode highlight Rosa’s work.

Those Fellows interested in applying for a 2024 FAANP Grant should prepare for the program to open next spring.


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 355,000 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 NPs' 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 an NP in your community, visit For more information about NPs, visit

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