2019 AANP State Awards for Excellence
DC Recipients of the prestigious AANP 2019 Award for Excellence
Happy Nurse Practitioner Week to all! It is with pleasure that I announce the recipients of the DC AANP Clinical Excellence Award and NP Advocate Award.
For those of you who are members of NPADC (Nurse Practitioner Association of DC) the recipient for Clinical Excellence should be familiar to you. Ms. Fiona Druy RN, GNP, MPH, has been a member of NPADC for over 20 years and has been a presenter at local meetings. She has worked for the past 32 years ensuring our vulnerable seniors in the District receive medical, nutritional, and legal assistance. She was also the first nurse practitioner appointed as Examiner for DC Probate Court to determine functional and cognitive capacity of adults in Guardianship proceedings. She continues to serve as mentor to the DC Probate Court and has been appointed to over 600 interventional proceedings. Please introduce yourself to her at the next local meeting.
It is also with pleasure we recognize Ms. JoAnn Webb, RN, MHA, FAAN as the recipient of the Nurse Practitioner Advocate Award. Ms. Webb is the Vice President of Federal Relations and Policy for the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association. She is the chief lobbyist and federal policy expert for over 9,700 registered nurses in executive practice including many nurse practitioners who are members of AONE. Most recently she has worked closely with AANP to lobby for the successful passage of H.R. 6, the Support for Families and Communities Act which passed into law October 24, 2018. This Federal legislation permanently authorizes NPs to prescribe medication assisted treatment (MAT). She works tirelessly to improve the role of all nurse and nurse practitioners to practice to their full education and training.
Congratulations Ms. Druy and Ms. Webb and thank you for all you do to promote the role of Nurse Practitioners!
Cathy Hampton, MSN, APRN
AANP DC State Representative