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BYU professor named fellow of national nurse practitioners organization

KentDean Blad, associate teaching professor in the Brigham Young University Collegeof Nursing, was recently selected as a 2008 Fellow of the American Academy ofNurse Practitioners. He will be honored during an honorary induction ceremonyat this year’s AANP National Conference later this year.

Bladis an instructor, director and consultant for the Society of Critical CareMedicine and teaches and directs fundamental critical care support coursesthroughout North America. He was designated a fellow of that group in 2005 andalso received the 2006 Utah Award for Excellence for Nurse Practitioners.

Thefellows program was established by the American Academy of Nurse Practitionersin 2000 to recognize nurse practitioner leaders who have made outstandingcontributions to health care through nurse practitioner clinical practice,research, education or policy and to provide a forum through which to extendand enhance such efforts.

Tobe selected as a fellow, individuals must show evidence of outstandingcontributions, leadership and continuing commitment in nurse practitionerclinical practice, research, education or health policy; significance and scopeof influence of the applicant’s efforts; and potential for contributing to themission of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and to its initiatives.

Writer: David Luker

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