The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recently announced that it will induct Joy Elwell, a New York nurse, into the organization as a Fellow on June 24. This will come as part of the AANP national conference, which is being held in Las Vegas, Nevada this year.
The AANP established their Fellows program in 2000 as a means of honoring nurse practitioners who have made significant contributions to the medical and healthcare industries. Individuals are chosen for induction based on their research, education, policy work or development of a practice. In the 10 years since the initiative was launched, 255 nurse practitioners have been awarded the title of Fellow.
Elwell has been selected for this honor due to the success of her privately owned and operated practice, Joy Elwell – FNP, LLC. Her organization was founded to provide a patient-centered, affordable healthcare option. In addition to being inducted as a Fellow by the AANP, Elwell was named Nurse Practitioner of the Year in 2007 by The Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State.