Erin Joyce ’95, (above right) a graduate of the DeSales undergraduate nursing program and a student in the DeSales University MSN program in the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track, was recently awarded a scholarship to continue her studies from the American Nurse Practitioner Foundation (ANPF).
Twelve scholarship winners were selected from a record number of national applicants, who submitted a transcript, letter of recommendation, and personal essay listing accomplishments and career goals.
“Erin consistently demonstrates a level of professionalism, interpersonal skills and communication in the clinical setting second to none,” said Lisa A. Johnson, DrNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, assistant professor at DeSales who wrote Joyce’s recommendation letter.
“As a scholar, Erin surpasses the level of a novice NP despite still being in her clinical year of studies.”
“I am blessed to have exceptional students in the AGACNP program, being able to highlight the clinical skills and intelligence they exhibit is the highest honor as their professor,” said Johnson.
The ANFP connects nurse practitioners to the tools and resources they need to provide excellent, accessible health care to patients. The group funds NP education and research, delivers relevant disease state information to NPs and their patients, and highlights NP humanitarian efforts and contributions. The group also seeks to engage all American NPs as they lead the way in delivering access to safe, high-quality care to an ever-growing patient population.
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