Margaret (Peg) ODonnell, FNP, ANP-BC, RN, FAANP, a senior nurse practitioner at South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, N.Y., has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
The New York State representative of the AANP, ODonnell has served in numerous leadership roles for the AANP, the Nurse Practitioners Association of New York and the Nurse Practitioners Association of Long Island, most notably in grassroots efforts to effect policy changes affecting NP practice, according to a news release. She has been a recipient of the NPALI NP of the Year Award and AANP New York State NP Advocate Award.
ODonnell is a primary care provider and preceptor at SNCH, where she became one of the first NPs named to its staff, according to the release. She organized the hospitals advanced practice nurses innovative care committee, which engages in peer review, case presentations, strategic planning and coordinating efforts between inpatient and outpatient services.
ODonnell is a DNP student at Stony Brook (N.Y.) University. She is one of 485 among the more than 189,000 NPs in the country recognized with the FAANP credential, according to the release.
Established in 2000, the Fellows of the AANP impact national and global health and enhance the mission of the AANP by engaging recognized NP leaders who make outstanding contributions to clinical practice, research, education or policy, according to the release.