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Dr. Devine awarded prestigious fellowship honor.

The Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) recently selected 70 nurse practitioner (NP) leaders for induction to FAANP on June 11, 2015, during the AANP National Conference at the Hilton Riverside New Orleans, Louisiana. Among the 70 to receive this prestigious honor were four Kentucky nurse practitioners—Elizabeth Partin, Sharon Lock, Julianne Ewen and Kit Devine. The new FAANP members will continue the tradition of impacting national and global health through their outstanding contributions.

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Dr. Kit S. Devine (center)

Dr. Kit S. Devine, DNP, WHNP-BC, APRN, FAANP, is a partner in Fertility & Endocrine Associates and president and co-owner of the Louisville Reproductive Center in Louisville, Kentucky. She serves as adjunct faculty for graduate nursing students at Bellarmine University and Frontier Nursing University. Dr. Devine practices as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and functions as the Clinical Director for her infertility and gynecologic patients. She is a member of the prestigious Nurse Advisory Council for the national March of Dimes Foundation. She was the recipient of the Wilson Wyatt Academic Fellowship, the Graduate Faculty Merit Award and the national “SmartArt Research Award”.

AANP established the FAANP program in 2000 to recognize nurse practitioner leaders who have made outstanding contributions to health care through clinical practice, research, education, or policy. Fellows of AANP are visionaries and, as such, hold an annual think tank to strategize about the future of nurse practitioners and health care. The new Fellows will continue to demonstrate leadership and contribute to the mission of AANP. The Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) program was established by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in 2000 to recognize nurse practitioner (NP) leaders who have made outstanding contributions to healthcare through NP education, policy, clinical practice, or research.

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. It represents the interests of more than 205,000 NPs, including approximately 58,000 individual members and 200 organizations, providing a unified networking platform and advocating for their role as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered and personalized health care. The organization provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NP patients and other health care consumers.
For more information, visit aanp.org. To locate an NP in your community, go to npfinder.com.

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