Debra J. Barksdale Assumes NONPF Presidency

The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) announces that SON Associate Professor Debra J. Barksdale, PhD, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, CNE, FAANP has assumed the position of President of the organization. Dr. Barksdale’s term will continue until April 2014.

In her inaugural speech on April 14 during the NONPF 38th Annual Meeting in Charleston, SC, Dr. Barksdale recognized the strong leadership of her predecessors and accepted the charge to continue building a viable organization to meet the current and future needs of preparing a quality nurse practitioner (NP) workforce. Dr. Barksdale stated “We will tackle some tough issues over the next few years…. As an organization, as educators, and as individuals, we will come out stronger, wiser, and even more united around issues related to advanced practice.”