A University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing faculty member and an alumna of one of the School’s doctoral programs have been inducted as Fellows in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the largest full-service national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties.
The ceremony was held in conjunction with AANP’s national conference in New Orleans, June 9-14.
Associate Professor Susanne Fogger, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, is an educator and clinician with more than 35 years’ experience as a psychiatric/mental health nurse. She is a 12-year veteran of the US Air Force Nurse Corps as a psychiatric nurse. She practices within the UAB HIV specialty clinic treating individuals with psychiatric and substance use disorders. Dr. Fogger is the specialty track coordinator for the Primary Care Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Track and the Co-program Director for the Veterans Administration Nursing Academy Partnership for Graduate Education.
Alumna Julie Adkins, DNP, APN, FNP-BC, earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice in August 2011. She is an acting member of the IL State Board of Health -- the first time an Advanced Practice Nurse has served on board. She is the Illinois State Representative to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is past president of the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nurses. She has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2001.
They join 18 faculty and alumni with this prestigious designation.
The Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) was established by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in 2000 to recognize nurse practitioner leaders who have made outstanding contributions to health care through NP clinical practice, research, education or policy, and to provide a forum to extend and enhance such efforts. Priority initiatives of FAANP are the creation and development of leadership and mentorship programs to foster the advancement of nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students.
The mission of AANP is to lead nurse practitioners in transforming patient-centered health care.