MARCH 18, 2015 – A Georgetown University nursing professor has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF).
Kathryn K. Ellis, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, an assistant professor of nursing at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, will serve as the board’s member-at-large from 2015-2015. Her term officially begins April 25.
“It is a great honor to be elected to the NONPF board of directors,” she says. “I look forward to working with board members and the organization at large to promote quality nurse practitioner education both nationally and internationally.”
Founded in 1974, NONPF notes that it is the only organization that promotes quality education for nurse practitioners in the U.S. and abroad.
Last year, Ellis was recognized by the organization with its prestigious 2014 Outstanding Nurse Practitioner Educator Award.
While serving as director of Georgetown’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program, a position she held from 2007-2014, Ellis was instrumental in launching the university’s first-ever online degree program, a master’s-level degree in nursing.
“Your participation on the board is essential to the growth and viability of our organization, and we thank you for assuming this commitment,” said Kathryn E. Werner, MPA, the DC-based organization’s executive director.
By Bill Cessato