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Dr. Sheryl Mitchell Selected for AANP Leadership Program


The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the largest national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties, is pleased to announce that Sheryl Mitchell has been selected to participate in the prestigious AANP Leadership Program. 

2015-16 will be the second year for the 12-month program, designed to develop the next generation of NP leaders through a variety of initiatives that will provide a broad vision of the NP role in the current and future health care environment.  Those selected for the program are currently serving in clinical, administrative, or educational roles and who demonstrate the potential to assume roles of increasing national leadership both within AANP and throughout the nation.

Sheryl Mitchell is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the FNP Program at the University of South Carolina College of Nursing.  She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner and an acute care nurse practitioner. She is currently President-Elect of the South Carolina Nurses Association and Treasurer of the Coalition for Access to Health Care. She currently practices at the Free Medical Clinic, Doctors Care, and Housecalls.

Sheryl Mitchell joined 11 other participants in mid-September for an initial two-day formal training focusing on leadership development and other components of the program.  Visit for more information about the AANP Leadership Program.

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties.  The mission of AANP is to lead NPs in transforming patient-centered health care.   AANP works to: promote excellence in NP practice, education and research; serve as a resource for NPs, the healthcare community and consumers; and be a leader in the national and global community.   As The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®, AANP represents the interests of the more than 205,000 primary, specialty and acute care NPs practicing in the U. S. today. 

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