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Nurse Practitioners Benefit from Reinvigorated Research, Education and Professional Practice Department

AUSTIN, TX (October 7, 2013) The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the nation's largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties, today announced a newly invigorated and informative Research, Education and Professional Practice Department. Based in Austin, TX. The team of professionals led by Vice President of Research, Education, & Professional Practice Diane Padden, PhD, CRNP, FAANP, includes Associate Vice President of Education Anne Norman, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, and Associate Vice President of Research Michelle Cook, MPH. The exceptional talents of this team and their staff support AANP's mission to lead NPs in transforming patient centered health care.

Dr. Padden is an innovator in nurse practitioner education and curriculum with more than fourteen years of experience as a nurse educator teaching advanced practice nurses in the military. She formerly served as an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Nursing at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, MD. While at the Graduate School of Nursing, Dr. Padden served as Research Director, FNP Program Director and Chair of the Department of Health, Injury, and Disease Management. Her research has focused on stress, coping and health promoting behaviors in spouses of service members. She is a site evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) conducting accreditation visits at Schools of Nursing seeking accreditation. Dr. Padden received her BSN from the State University of New York Utica/Rome, her master's degree from Emory University, and her PhD from The Catholic University of America.

"AANP's Research, Education, and Professional Practice Department provides NPs and NP students with the knowledge, resources and educational experiences necessary to optimize their professional performance and practice," said AANP Chief Executive Officer David E. Hebert, JD. "From exemplary CE programs and accreditation to clinical toolkits and a variety of preparation resources, AANP is dedicated to promoting excellence in NP practice. AANP members benefit from more than 100 free CE programs offered via AANP's CE Center to enhance knowledge and meet CE licensure and certification needs."

Research conducted by AANP is an essential resource for anyone wanting to understand how NPs are shaping the future of health care. AANP's Research, Education, and Professional Practice Department is home to a wealth of information about NPs and their practices, as well as the only comprehensive database of NPs in the U.S. Thanks to the experience and leadership of AANP's Research, Education, and Professional Practice team, AANP is pleased to offer a variety of knowledge and information services to NPs, their patients, NP students, and the public.

 


 

 

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 over 171,000 NPs, including more than 47,500 individual members and 200 organizations, providing a unified networking platform and advocating for their role as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered and personalized health care.

For more information visit www.aanp.org. To locate an NP in your community, go to npfinder.com



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