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Melody Weaver, PhD, APRN-CNP, FNP to be inducted into the Fellows of AANP

Posted 18 days ago

Weaver MA

Melody Weaver, PhD, APRN-CNP, FNP is to be inducted into the Fellows of the American Association of Nursing Practitioners at the June induction ceremony to be held in New Orleans during the annual clinical conference.  She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Idaho State University School of Nursing's graduate program.  She was sponsored by Cathy Arvidson and Randy Hudspeth.

Established by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in 2000, the Fellows of the AANP (FAANP) is dedicated to the global advancement of NPs and the high-quality health care they deliver. By engaging recognized NP leaders who have made outstanding contributions to NP education, policy, clinical practice or research, and developing NP leaders of the future, we are furthering the NP profession while enhancing AANP's mission.

Currently there are 908 Fellows out of the estimated 240,000+ nurse practitioners in the United States.  To be eligible for induction a nurse practitioner must have 2 years of continuous AANP membership, have made significant contributions to NP practice, publications, legislation or public policy, and be sponsored by 2 current fellows.  A rigorous application process is completed in the year before selection and a confidential review and selection process is then undertaken.  Historically, only about 60% of applicants are accepted for induction.  

Idaho only has 4 current fellows:

Lorna Schumann, PhD, APRN-CNP, FNP, ACNP, FAAN, FAANP, inducted in 2001 (Post Falls)

Randall Hudspeth, PhD, MBA, MS, APRN-CNP, FRE, FAANP, inducted in 2008 (Boise)

Cathy Arvidson, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, inducted in 2010 (Idaho Falls)

Michelle Anderson, DNP, APRN-CNP, FAANP, inducted in 2017 (Meridian)

Congratulations to Melody Weaver on this professional achievement.


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