Grace Grau, MSN, ACNP-BC, CRNP, AACC, Instructor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing, has been named an Associate of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). The Associate designation, awarded to nurse practitioners, is the equivalent of the Fellow designation for physicians.
In order for a nurse practitioner to earn this designation, they must remain current in their research and be endorsed by three current ACC fellows. Grau, in addition to her instructor role in the school, is enrolled in the School's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with a research focus on time to treatment of women with non-chest pain myocardial infarction. She also is a volunteer at the American Heart Association. As a volunteer, she provides education on cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and heart healthy meal preparation to the Alabama Hispanic population. She also will be speaking on National Wear Red Day, February 6, on current research and women's heart health.
Grau will be inducted at the 64th Annual Scientific Sessions and Expo March 14, 2015 in San Diego, Calif.
The mission of the American College of Cardiology is to advocate for quality cardiovascular care—through education, research promotion, development and application of standards and guidelines—and to influence health care policy.
Grau named Associate of ACC
- January 23, 2015
Instructor Grace Grau named American College of Cardiology Associate