Stephen A. Ferrara, DNP, RN, FNP, was recently inducted as Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) on during the AANP national conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. He graduated from the first cohort of Pace University's Doctor of Nursing Practice. He is a clinical preceptor and adjunct faculty member at Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing.
Dr. Ferrara is a practicing Nurse Practitioner with over 12 years of clinical experience. He is a senior clinical associate at Montefiore Medical Center's Occupational Health Services in the Bronx, NY and the Executive Director of The Nurse Practitioner Association New York State. He has experience in college, correctional and men's health, and he is a health policy leader who has lectured at numerous conferences. Dr. Ferrara has a passion for health care technology and integrating evidence into daily practice. He received the 2012 AANP State Award for clinical excellence.
The FAANP program was established in 2000 to recognize nurse practitioner leaders who have made outstanding contributions to health care through clinical practice, research, education, or policy. Priority initiatives of AANP are the development of leadership and mentorship programs for nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students. Fellows of the AANP are visionaries committed to the global advancement of nursing through the development of imaginative and creative future nurse practitioner leaders, and as such, hold an annual think tank to strategize about the future of nurse practitioners and health care outside the confines of traditional thinking. A limited number of nurse practitioners are selected for this highly coveted distinction each year.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners is the largest, full-service national professional organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties. With more than 45,000 individual members and 200 group members, AANP represents the interests of approximately 167,000 nurse practitioners around the country. AANP continually advocates for the active role of nurse practitioners as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, personalized, patient-centered health care.