Graves Accepted into Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Program

Posted on March 28, 2023 by College of Nursing
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In recognition of her outstanding achievements and exemplary service, Rebecca J. Graves, Ph.D., NP-C, was recently accepted into the prestigious Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) program. Graves along with 62 other FAANP inductees will be inducted on June 22 at the 2023 AANP National Conference.

Graves earned her Ph.D. degree in nursing sciences from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and her master’s degree in the family nurse practitioner specialty from the University of South Alabama. She also earned her post-MSN certificate in the adult acute care nurse practitioner specialty and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Alabama. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism emphasis public relations from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Graves is an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Director of Special Projects and Evaluations in the Office of Research, Development and Evaluation. Her research interests include nursing college student wellness, social determinants of health for low-income individuals, culinary medicine, prevention of obesity, and health-related quality of life of adults with Down syndrome.

“I am extremely humbled and honored to have been selected as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. So many of my nurse practitioner heroes are Fellows of AANP, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to get to know them and learn from them in this forum. I’m excited to continue to serve the profession in this way and hope that my contributions are beneficial to current and future NPs and, most importantly, to the patients that we serve.”

The Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners program was established in 2000 to recognize nurse practitioner leaders who have made outstanding contributions to healthcare. The program is dedicated to the advancement of nurse practitioners and the high-quality healthcare they provide.

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