Tom Bush, a clinical associate professor at the School of Nursing, was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) at the AANP 26th National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The FAANP program was established in 2000 to recognize nurse practitioner leaders who have made outstanding contributions to health care through nurse practitioner clinical practice, research, education or policy. Priority initiatives of FAANP are the development of leadership and mentorship programs for nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students.
Fellows of the AANP are visionaries committed to the global advancement of nursing through the development of imaginative and creative future nurse practitioner leaders, and as such, hold an annual think tank to strategize about the future of nurse practitioners and health care outside the confines of traditional thinking. A limited number of nurse practitioners are selected for this highly coveted distinction each year.
Bush practices in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Orthopedics as a family nurse practitioner.