Celebrating our nurse practitioners

Last week was Nurse Practitioner Week. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)  provides a forum to celebrate the most trusted profession in the United States. Dr. Barabra Frechette, the Director and Associate Professor of our online Nurse Practitioner program was interviewed.

As a certified nurse practitioner, it is my privilege to be part of this sacred profession.  What I love most about being a nurse practitioner is a commitment to ensuring inclusion, ending racial systemic injustice, and providing equitable, holistic healthcare care to the underserved. As noted in the AANP proclamation, over one billion patients a year received excellent, affordable healthcare by nurse practitioners. A notable distinction of the profession is to provide a substantive proportion of care to patients who have Medicare and Medicaid. Nurse practitioners are an important voice for vulnerable populations. 

Barbara Frechette, DNP, PMHNP‑BC

Thank you Dr. Frechette. A special thank you to all of the amazing faculty in our NP program, our interim Dean, Dr. Tammy Gravel for your leadership, and to all of our graduates for what you do everyday to make a difference!

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