Associate Professor Noreen Esposito, EdD, PMHNP/WHNP/FNP-BC, was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). For more than 25 years, Dr. Esposito has been a leader in advance practice nursing, having practiced as a women’s health nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, and a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner.
The FAANP program recognizes nurse practitioner leaders who have made outstanding contributions to health care through clinical practice, research, education, or policy. AANP fellows gather during an annual think tank to strategize about the future of nurse practitioners and health care.
At the School of Nursing, Dr. Esposito teaches in both the Masters and Doctoral Programs and is currently evaluating an experiential curriculum that uses equine-assisted learning and psychotherapy in the education of advanced practice nurses. She serves as a site-evaluator for CCNE, has authored research-based journal articles, published book chapters and has presented at local, national and international presentations.
Dr. Esposito maintains a private practice in Chapel Hill where she provides range of psychiatric and psychotherapy services, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and equine-assisted psychotherapy.
AANP honored this year’s FAANP inductees at a ceremony, followed by a soiree on June 11, 2015, during the AANP National Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.