Shannon Idzik, RN, CRNP, CCRN, DNP, MS, assistant professor and director of the doctor of nursing practice program at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, has been selected to the 2014 Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners program, according to a news release.
Fellows are expected to promote national and global health through engaging recognized nurse practitioner leaders who have greatly influenced clinical practice, research, education or policy while enhancing AANPs mission, according to the release. Established in 2000, the FAANP program is dedicated to the global advancement of nurse practitioners and the delivery of high-quality healthcare.
Hard work and dedication to my profession has always been rewarding for me, but even more so when it is recognized by my peers, Idzik said in the release. As an AANP Fellow, I will continue to promote high-quality, accessible healthcare. In particular, I plan to lead policy initiatives to gain full practice authority for nurse practitioners across the nation.
Adjunct faculty member Carmel McComiskey, RN, CRNP, DNP, MS, director of nurse practitioners and physician assistants, University of Maryland Medical Center, also has been selected to the program.