Kathryn E. Kreider, DNP, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, associate professor and lead faculty for the DUSON endocrinology specialty, has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP).
Since 2000, the FAANP, established by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), has grown to comprise more than 870 nurse practitioner leaders from across the country who are devoted to the global advancement of their field and the high caliber of health care NPs deliver.
“Many of my respected colleagues are fellows in the AANP,” said Kreider, a long-time AANP member. “It is something I have always aspired to become because I have so much respect for the leaders that they are and the work they have done nationally to promote the NP profession.”
Kreider officially became a fellow in June. Traditionally, she would have been inducted at the AANP’s annual national conference. However, since this year’s conference was cancelled due to COVID, Kreider will be formally inducted during next year’s conference.
She was emailed in March about her acceptance.
“I was excited, grateful and humbled,” she said.
To become a fellow, you must have demonstrated significant contributions to clinical practice, research, education or policy and already be an AANP member, according to the AANP website.
“Being a fellow of AANP means that I will have a platform to further promote the NP profession,” Kreider said. “I am excited to join the ranks of so many talented and dedicated NP leaders and look forward to contributing to the organization in a variety of ways in the coming years.”