Newswise — Three faculty from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) have been selected for induction as Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). Jason Farley, Kimberly McIltrot, and Vinciya Pandian were chosen for their contributions to health care practice, research, education, and policy.
“These faculty model what it means to be nurse practitioners—exceptional leaders, advanced critical thinkers, and innovators serving individuals and entire populations,” says Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN, dean of the school.
As an associate professor, Farley, PhD, MPH, ANP-BC, AACRN, FAAN, has centered his research, education, and practice around preventing and managing infectious diseases, particularly HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. Globally, he led the development of a program to enhance diagnosis, linkage, and retention in care for patients with drug-resistant TB/HIV co-infection and the creation of a smartphone app known as miLINC. In the U.S., he similarly developed an app called PrEPme to increase access to services across Maryland that support HIV care and prevention.
Farley is director of JHSON’s PhD, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)/PhD dual degree, and post-doctoral programs. He leads the school’s REACH Initiative—a center focused on evidence-based prevention, care, and support of persons living with or at-risk for HIV and other infectious diseases—and serves as co-director of the clinical core of the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research. He is also former president of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.
Recently appointed as director of JHSON’s DNP program, McIltrot, DNP, CPNP, CWOCN, is an experienced nurse practitioner in pediatrics, pediatric surgery, and wound care. During her early career, she served as an officer in the Amy Nurse Corps and earned military awards for her service. She also worked in the International Medical Corps as part of the Haiti Relief effort in 2010.
McIltrot was the lead nurse practitioner in pediatric surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital for many years and is founding editor of the Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing. Her extensive list of scholarly articles and commitment to mentorship has earned her various honors, including an award from the International Academy of Nursing Editors.
Pandian, PhD, MBA, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN, is internationally known for her research to improve quality of life of critically ill mechanically ventilated patients, specifically those who have experienced a tracheostomy. She has served as a director of practice, education, and research for the Johns Hopkins Airway Program including the Tracheostomy and the Difficult Airway Response Programs.
Other significant work has included researching and implementing methods to prevent opioid overdoses across communities in Maryland. She is currently working on a large study funded by the National Institutes of Health to evaluate the signs and symptoms of laryngeal injury post extubation. Pandian is associate director of the school’s DNP Executive track, president of JHSON’s Nu Beta chapter-at-large of Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma), and a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society, Sigma Iota Epsilon Management Honor Society, and Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honor Society.
The three faculty will officially be inducted as FAANPs at the AANP National Conference on June 20.
Located in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is a globally-recognized leader in nursing education, research and practice. The school ranks No. 1 nationally for its graduate, DNP, and online programs in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. In addition, the school is ranked by QS World University as the No. 4 nursing school in the world, No.1 by College Choice for its master’s program, and No. 1 NursingSchoolHub.com for its DNP program. First opened in 1889, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is celebrating throughout 2019 its 130th anniversary as a school and leader in nursing education and excellence. For more information, visit www.nursing.jhu.edu and www.hopkinsnursing130.org.