FNU faculty, alumni, students, staff and preceptors along with over 5,500 other nurse practitioners traveled to Nashville for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 29th National Conference, held June 17-22 at The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.

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Faculty Honors

Susan Calloway was honored as a Fellow during a ceremony held on Thursday, June 19th during the convention.

AANP established the FAANP program in 2000 to recognize nurse practitioner leaders who have made outstanding contributions to health care through clinical practice, research, education, or policy. Fellows of AANP are visionaries and, as such, hold an annual think tank to strategize about the future of nurse practitioners and health care. The new Fellows will continue to demonstrate leadership and contribute to the mission of AANP. See more details about AANP Fellows here.

Dr Susan Jeschke Calloway is a family nurse practitioner, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, educator and health policy leader. Dr. Calloway’s contributions to health policy include statewide appointments to commissions in Missouri and Texas. She is currently the secretary of the Texas Rural Health Association and was recently appointed to the Texas Behavioral Health Integration Commission. She has been a nurse practitioner educator, FNP program coordinator, led the development of a DNP program & has presented at national conferences. Dr. Calloway is currently an associate professor at Frontier Nursing University and is the owner of Hill Country Psychiatric Associates.

Faculty Posters

Congratulations to the following FNU faculty members who had poster or podium presentations at AANP.

Podium Presentation:

  • Susan Calloway - "What Me Worry?! Anticipatory Guidance for the College Bound Adolescent with a Mental Health Disorder.”

Poster Presentations:

  • Gayle Phillips - "Pregnancy Outcome Related to Maternal Mycoplasma Genitalium, Mycoplasma Hominis and Ureaplasma Species"

  • Nena Harris – “Giving to the Least of These: Providing Primary Care in a Free Clinic Serving Homeless Women and Children”

FNU Breakfast Reception

FNU hosts a reception each year during AANP. This year's reception hosted nearly 70 faculty, students, alumni, staff, preceptors and friends. Dr. Julie Marfell, Dean of Nursing and Dr. Lisa Chappell, Associate Dean of Family Nursing led the breakfast meeting. Frontier paid special tribute to all FNU preceptors, recognizing them with a gift during the reception. All attendees shared their class numbers and where they are currently practicing in the United States.

Dr. Julie Marfell is pictured here with Class 1 Graduate Charlotte Wittekind

AANP Celebrates 50,000th member milestone

Jeanie Doom, CFNP Class 109 is AANP's 50,000th member and was recognized during the conference. She is pictured here with Dean of Nursing, Julie Marfell.

Jeanie is an NP student at Frontier Nursing University from Eddyville, Kentucky. In addition to working on her MSN, Jeanie teaches nursing clinicals and is an online instructor at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah, KY., and works in the Emergency Department at Livingston County Hospital in Salem, KY. "As an NP student, I am honored to be a member of AANP and to be the 50,000th member to join. It is exciting to know I am entering a profession that is growing and advancing and has strong support from a national professional organization." Read the AANP article about the 50,000th member milestone here.

PRIDE Student Essay Winners

Two students in FNU’s PRIDE program, which focuses on increasing diversity in nursing and midwifery education, attended the AANP National Conference. The PRIDE program sponsored the essay contest and awarded Melissa Wiesenhahn, CFNP Class 115, and Fawn Workman, CFNP Class 94 for their winning essays. PRIDE sponsored the winning students by covering their conference expenses. These PRIDE ambassadors participated in an expansive schedule of clinical activities and sessions hosted by expert faculty, attended the FNU reception, and assisted at the FNU exhibit booth. The PRIDE ambassadors will submit video diaries of their experience, so stay tuned for the videos which will be posted on the PRIDE website. For more details on FNU’s PRIDE program, visit http://www.frontier.edu/prideprogram.

View the video diary by Melissa Wiesenhahn

FNU Exhibit Booth

The FNU exhibit booth was very busy for the three days of exhibiting at the show. Thousands of nurse practitioners visited the exhibit hall and FNU received almost 80 qualified leads for the post-master’s DNP program as well as post-master's certificate programs in the exhibit hall. FNU was able to share information on the 75th celebration festivities with attendees during this time as well.

Thank you for your continued work and support to help make this year's conference a success. We will see everyone for the 30th Annual AANP Convention in New Orleans, LA--June 9-14, 2015.