11 faculty elected as a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice

Mar 19, 2021

Eleven faculty at the School of Nursing were elected as Distinguished Fellows of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Nursing, the most ever in the School of Nursing’s history. The prestigious honor acknowledges their outstanding achievements and recognizes them as a leaders in the profession.

Robin Austin

Robin Austin
PhD, DNP, DC, RN-BC, FAMIA

Mary Benbenek

Mary Benbenek
PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, 
CPNP-PC, FAANP

Diana Drake

Diana Drake
DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAAN 

 Cheri Friedrich

Cheri Friedrich
DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC

Jayne Fulkerson, PhD

Jayne Fulkerson
PhD

Mary Jo Krietzer

Mary Jo Krietzer
PhD, RN, FAAN

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Karen Monsen
PhD, RN, FAMIA, FAAN

 Susan O'Conner-Von

Susan O'Conner-Von
PhD, RN-BC, CHPPN, CNE

 Carolyn Porta

Carolyn Porta
PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Teddie Potter 

Teddie Potter
PhD, RN, FAAN

Diane Treat-Jacobson, PhD, RN, MSVM, FAHA, FAAN

Diane Treat-Jacobson
PhD, RN, MSVM, FAHA, FAAN

Lauren Martin 

Lauren Martin
PhD

The faculty inducted into NAP are Robin Austin, PhD, DNP, DC, RN-BC, FAMIA; Mary Benbenek, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, CPNP-PC, FAANP; Diana Drake, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAAN; Cheri Friedrich, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, Jayne Fulkerson, PhD, Mary Jo Krietzer, PhD, RN, FAAN; Karen Monsen, PhD, RN, FAMIA, FAAN; Susan O'Conner-Von, PhD, RN-BC, CHPPN, CNE; Carolyn Porta, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN; Teddie Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN and Diane Treat-Jacobson, PhD, RN, MSVM, FAHA, FAAN.

Additionally, Lauren Martin, PhD, was inducted as an Honorary Fellow of NAP and the Nursing Academy. The honor recognizes Martin’s valuable contributions for advancing interprofessional practice and education.

NAP health care leaders work collaboratively as an interprofessional force to influence national health policy and legislation and to promote quality health care through collaborative advocacy, practice, research and education.

The Class of 2021 Fellows were inducted in a virtual ceremony as part of the Virtual Annual Meeting & Forum, which took place March 18-20.

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