Only 342 nurses in the United States have the distinction of being named Distinguished Practitioners and Fellows of the National Academies of Practice (FNAP)—and two of them are from Wilmington University.
Dr. Aaron Sebach, dean of the College of Health Professions and Natural Sciences, and Dr. Dawn Mutchko, a DPN alumna, earned the honor for their significant and enduring contributions to interprofessional practice, policy, and research.
“I am both humbled and honored to be named a distinguished practitioner and fellow, and I am thankful for my interprofessional colleagues’ unwavering partnership to advocate for individuals and communities,” Dr. Sebach says.
Dr. Dawn Mutchko, who currently is on leave from her role as an adjunct professor at WilmU, is the lead advanced practice provider for the AtlantiCare Health System in southern New Jersey. She earned her MSN and DNP degrees at WilmU.
“[Dawn’s] commitment to interprofessional evidence-based practice has impacted countless health systems across the United States.”
— Dr. Aaron Sebach
“Dawn is most deserving of this prestigious fellowship. Her commitment to interprofessional evidence-based practice has impacted countless health systems across the United States,” Dr. Sebach says.
The National Academies of Practice is a non-profit organization of interprofessional healthcare providers founded in 1981 to advise government agencies on healthcare systems. Distinguished practitioners and scholars are elected by their peers from multiple health disciplines, including physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists and other related professions.