Denver, CO | June 23, 2023 | DispatchHealth’s Chief of Professional Practice and Development, Caren Misky, MSN, FNP-BC, FAAN, is being honored as an exemplary healthcare leader at the 2023 American Association of Nurse Practitioners national conference. She is among a small class of nurse practitioners recognized for their outstanding achievements with induction into the prestigious Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). About the award, Misky says, “My values align perfectly with the FAANP mission, and I’m proud and honored to be joining this group of extraordinary nursing leaders who are making an impact on our profession and the greater healthcare ecosystem.”
Misky will join an elite and diverse group of 965 nurse practitioners who have made — and who continue to make — a positive and profound impact on national and global health. In its 23rd year, the program is dedicated to the advancement of nurse practitioners and the high-quality health care they provide. Recognized as leaders who have made outstanding contributions to education, policy, clinical practice, and research, AANP Fellows volunteer their expertise as reviewers, topical experts, committee members, journal contributors, and mentors.
In her role at DispatchHealth, Misky has been instrumental in building our nation’s first and most extensive in-home system of care. She is an innovative leader, educator, and champion of clinical excellence. She has integrated a cost-effective, high-quality, in-home emergency and transitional care model focusing on improving clinical outcomes and access to care for vulnerable populations nationwide. Misky has helped grow and develop DispatchHealth’s advanced practice provider (APP) led practice and developed training and didactic education programs for its health care professionals. Furthermore, she has been a guest lecturer at Emory University on innovative models of care and holds a seat on the executive board with APPex, Advance Practice Provider Executives. And in 2017, she received the very distinguished Nightingale Award and was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing in 2021.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties. It represents the interests of the more than 355,000 licensed providers and extends 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 nurse practitioners’ patients and other health care consumers.
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