Only one quarter of one percent of nurse practitioners have achieved status as a Fellow of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP), the highest honor for the profession—and three of the most recent inductees earned their degrees at Wilmington University.
Dr. Aaron Sebach, dean of the College of Health Professions and Natural Sciences, received the honor at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners conference in New Orleans in June. He was joined by fellow inductees: Dr. Larider Ruffin, a DNP alumnus who now operates a holistic house call and family medicine practice in New Jersey, and MSN alumna Dr. S. Dale Jafari, who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology in Maryland. FAANP is a distinguished honor bestowed upon Nurse Practitioners who have made substantial and enduring contributions to the nurse practitioner profession through practice, research, policy, and education.
Dr. Sebach also presented at the conference, sharing his expertise on the topic Evidence-Based Pre-Procedural Evaluations for Adults Undergoing Endoscopy. The conference is the largest gathering of nurse practitioners in the United States, and includes workshops, seminars and other events for NPs in all specialties.