USF Nursing’s Susan Kennel named Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP)
Susan E. Kennel, PhD, ARNP, Assistant Professor and Director of the Pediatric Primary Care Concentration at the University of South Florida College of Nursing, has been named a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP), an honor bestowed upon a limited number of nurse practitioner leaders in the nation.
Dr. Kennel, who has been a practicing pediatric nurse practitioner for more than 20 years, has been recognized with the prestigious award for her outstanding contributions to health care through clinical practice, research, education, and policy.
“It is truly a great honor for me to be inducted as a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners,” Kennel said. “I look forward to working with and learning from these highly accomplished nurse practitioners.”
Dr. Kennel has served on two 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.
FAANP was established by AANP in 2000, and recognizes nurse practitioners who are visionaries committed to the global advancement of high quality healthcare.
Ponrathi Athilingam, PhD, ACNP Assistant Professor and Director of Acute Care NP Concentration at the USF College of Nursing, joins Dr. Kennel in this year’s AANP acknowledgment. Dr. Athilingam has also been named a Fellow of the AANP.
They will both be recognized during the FAANP inductees’ ceremony at the AANP’s 27th National Conference on June 22, 2012 at the Peabody Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Fla.
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