Four alumni have been honored by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) for excellence in practice and advocacy in their own states.
In Alabama, Kala Blakely, DNP, CRNP- NP-C, UAB School of Nursing two-time alumna and Assistant Professor in the School, received the Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Science in Nursing Practice (DNP) from the UAB School of Nursing in 2010 and 2013, respectively.
Ian Burge, MSN, FNP-BC, CHPN, CRNP, received the Alabama Advocate State Award for Excellence. He earned his MSN from the School in 2010.
Alumna Rhonda Hensley, EdD, DNP, who earned her DNP from the School in 2011, received the Louisiana Advocate State Award for Excellence.
Anniece Spencer, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM received the Missouri Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence. She earned her DNP from the School in 2015
AANP is the largest full-service national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties. The mission of AANP is to empower all nurse practitioners to advance quality health care through practice, education, advocacy, research and leadership.