For the third time, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) has selected a group of nurse practitioners for the organization's Leadership Program.
The AANP Leadership Program lasts 12 months. The NPs involved will be trained to become the next generation of NP leaders and will participate in a variety of initiatives to learn about the current and future healthcare responsibilities of an NP.
During the selection of participants, AANP looked for NPs who were currently serving in clinical, administrative or educational roles. Candidates had to demonstrate a potential to become leaders in a national role as well.
The following 12 NPs have been selected:
Michelle Anderson of Sandpoint, Idaho
Christina Blanco of El Paso, Texas
Virginia Carreira of Ocean, N.J.
Shuinn Chang of Mountain View, Calif.
Jessica Dekan of Waukesha, Wis.
Allison Dimsdale of Durham, N.C.
Jenna Herman of Bismarck, N.D.
Kristen Marjama of Cooper City, Fla.
Sandra Mazzone of Chesterfield, Mich.
Tiffany Purdie of Greenville, N.C.
Karen Sanchez of Green Bay, Wis.
Gretchen Schumacher of Belmont, Mich.
The group will meet both face-to-face and electronically over the next 12 months, starting in September.