Associate Professor Jean Ann Davison, DNP, FNP-BC will be among the recipients honored with the prestigious American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2018 State Award for Excellence at an awards ceremony and reception held during the AANP 2018 National Conference June 26-July 1, 2018, in Denver, CO.
The State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence, founded in 1991, recognizes a nurse practitioner (NP) in a state who demonstrates excellence in practice. In 1993, the State Award for Nurse Practitioner Advocate was added to recognize the efforts of individuals who have made a significant contribution toward increasing awareness and recognition of NPs.
Dr. Jean Ann Davison has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2000. She has been an advocate for high quality patient centered care while practicing at Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (FQHC) that provide access to care for all. She teaches and mentors nursing students at UNC – Chapel Hill School of Nursing as a Clinical Associate Professor and chairs the state level NCNA DNP Executive Council. Dr. Davison also is the President of Compassion Med International and has led over fifteen national and international medical missions to medically under-served areas. 2016-17 Dr. Davison led health outreaches to Robeson and Columbia Counties in response to Hurricane Matthew Recovery efforts.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. It represents the interests of more than 234,000 NPs practicing in the U. S. today, providing a unified networking platform and advocating for their role as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered and personalized health care. The organization provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NP patients and other health care consumers.