Nancy M. George, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, is an Associate Professor (Clinical) at Wayne State University’s College of Nursing and has been a nurse practitioner for 23 years. She has been on faculty since 2004, first as Assistant and later as Director of Wayne State University’s College of Nursing’s DNP program from 2008-2016. She currently serves as the graduate specialty coordinator for the FNP program. She was instrumental in development of the DNP program proposal and curriculum. She spearheaded the DNP program being developed as a post-baccalaureate program, with the first post-baccalaureate students being admitted in 2009. Wayne State University has a 5-year history of graduating post-baccalaureate DNP students. Her political activity to modernize Michigan’s scope of practice for Nurse Practitioners by removing barriers began 10years ago as the then Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioner’s (MICNP) PAC chair. She continued these activities while she was the MICNP President-elect and then President. She has been the Michigan APRN Coalition chair for the last 8 years. She has received numerous awards for he policy activities. She was awarded AANP State Award for Excellence in 2011, NONPF Outstanding Policy Award in 2013 and was selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2014.She currently serves as the Board Chair of the Nursing Practice Corporation, the College of Nursing’s faculty practice plan, and has experience in running nurse-managed health centers based in community, hospital and academic settings.
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