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Theresa Boley Receives AANP Award

Friday, May 14, 2010   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michelle Miles

Julie Adkins, ISAPN President and AANP Illinois Representative and Theresa Boley

Nurse Practitioners and Advocates Honored during National AANP Conference         

 -- Nurse practitioners (NPs) and nurse practitioner advocates, recipients of the prestigious State Awards for Excellence, will be honored on Wednesday, June 23 during the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 25th National Conference at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona June 23-27, 2010.

The State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence, founded in 1991, recognizes an NP in a state who demonstrates excellence in practice, research, NP education, or community affairs.


Theresa Boley, RN, MSN, APN/FNP, CCRP, recipient of the state award for Illinois obtained her BS and MS in nursing from the University of Missouri-Columbia and has been a nurse practitioner since 1990. Theresa was at the University of Missouri-Columbia prior to joining Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 1993. She has been involved in cardiac, lung cancer and emphysema research. Her clinical practice includes emphysema patients. She was initially a co-investigator looking at lung volume reduction surgery as a possible treatment option. Her role includes evaluating patients with emphysema, caring for the patients during their hospital stay, and continuing to follow them long term. She has presented regionally and nationally and has over 200 nursing and medical publications. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois conducting clinical practice, research, and teaching.


The AANP was founded in 1985 and is the oldest, largest and only full-service national professional organization for NPs of all specialties.  With nearly 28,000 individual members, AANP provides national representation for approximately 135,000 NPs.  AANP continually advocates for the active role of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective and personalized health care.  For more information about AANP visit www.aanp.org.           

 


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