Posted on Jul 26, 2013

Dr. Susan Kennel Elected AANP Selection Committee Member

Dr. Susan Kennel Elected AANP Selection Committee Member

University of South Florida College of Nursing Assistant Professor and Concentration Director, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP), Susan E. Kennel, PhD, PNP, FAANP, was elected as one of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Selection Committee Members for Region 11, and will hold the position for three years.

Susan E. Kennel, PhD, PNP, FAANP

“I’m very excited to be selected for this AANP role,” Dr. Kennel said. “In this position, I will be reviewing applications of candidates who hope to be inducted as Fellows of the AANP and to distinguish each applicant’s potential for advancing the goals of AANP.”

Dr. Kennel is also an AANP Fellow. She was inducted in June, 2012 at the organization’s 27th National Conference in Orlando, Fla. Dr. Kennel has been a practicing pediatric nurse practitioner for more than 20 years, and was recognized with the prestigious award for her outstanding contributions to health care through clinical practice, research, education, and policy. To read the full story on her AANP Fellowship click here.

Dr. Kennel has served on two other national nursing committees including the Pediatric Nursing Certification Review Board and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)’s Special Interest Group-Developmental and Behavior Mental Health, where she is serving as secretary. Her research focuses on children’s mental health issues, especially ADHD, Autism, and Tourette’s Syndrome.

The AANP 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.

Dr. Kennel joins USF College of Nursing alum, Jean Aertker, DNP, ARNP-BC, COHN-S, FAANP, ’80, as an AANP Committee Member. Dr. Aertker holds the Committee Chair position.

For related stories on Dr. Susan Kennel click here