NEWS RELEASE: Pace University Alumnus and Adjunct Faculty Member Inducted as Fellow of American Association of Nurse Practitioners

New Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners was among the first cohort of Pace’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program and is an adjunct faculty member at Pace’s Lienhard School of Nursing.

Pace University Alumnus and Adjunct Faculty Member Inducted as Fellow of American Association of Nurse Practitioners

NEW YORK – Stephen A. Ferrara, DNP, RN, FNP, was inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) during the AANP annual national conference in Las Vegas in June.

Ferrara graduated from the first cohort of Pace University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program. He is a clinical preceptor, is an adjunct faculty member at Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing, and is a health policy leader who has lectured at numerous conferences.

Ferrara is a practicing nurse practitioner with over 12 years of clinical experience. He is a senior clinical associate at Montefiore Medical Center’s Occupational Health Services in the Bronx, NY and the Executive Director of The Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State. He has experience in college, correctional and men’s health. He received the 2012 AANP State Award for clinical excellence. Ferrara has a passion for health care technology and integrating evidence into daily practice.

The FAANP program was established in 2000 to recognize nurse practitioner leaders who have made outstanding contributions to health care through clinical practice, research, education, or policy. Priority initiatives of AANP are the development of leadership and mentorship programs for nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students. Fellows of the AANP are visionaries committed to the global advancement of nursing through the development of imaginative and creative future nurse practitioner leaders, and as such, hold an annual think tank to strategize about the future of nurse practitioners and health care outside the confines of traditional thinking. A limited number of nurse practitioners are selected for this highly coveted distinction each year.

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners is the largest, full-service national professional organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties. With more than 45,000 individual members and 200 group members, AANP represents the interests of approximately 167,000 nurse practitioners around the country. AANP continually advocates for the active role of nurse practitioners as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, personalized, patient-centered health care.

About the College of Health Professions at Pace University: The College of Health Professions was established in 2010 to showcase the breadth of health professions majors at Pace University. The College is made up of the Lienhard School of Nursing and the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Studies Program. The College’s vision is innovative leadership in education, practice, and scholarship for the health professions, and its mission is to educate and challenge students for the health professions to be innovators and leaders who will positively impact global health care.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

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