Wanda Gibson-Scipio, Ph.D., APRN, BC inducted as fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners recently inducted Wanda Gibson-Scipio, Ph.D., APRN, BC as one of 64 new fellows (FAANP) during its national conference this past June in Denver.

Photo of Dr. Gibson-Scipio receiving FAANP honor
(R-L) Mary Jo Goolsby, EdD, MSN, NP-C, FAANP, Wanda Gibson-Scipio, PhD, APRN, BC, FAANP, and Ramona Benkert, PhD, ANP-­BC, FAANP

Dr. Gibson-Scipio, a WSU College of Nursing assistant professor, was honored in recognition of her outstanding nurse practitioner work. She has focused her research on understanding the unmet health care needs of urban youth with asthma that contributes to significant disease morbidity and mortality. She is especially interested in addressing these needs using mobile technology as a vehicle for delivering behavioral health interventions as they transition from pediatric to adult health care. Her latest research project was funded by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation. The purpose of this project was to identify how youth would use mobile phones to support their health care transition readiness needs. "We are so fortunate to have Dr. Gibson-Scipio on the faculty. I am thrilled that her significant contributions in urban health are being recognized," said WSU nursing dean, Dr. Laurie M. Lauzon Clabo.

The FAANP program was established in 2000 to recognize nurse practitioner leaders who have made outstanding contributions to health care through clinical practice, research, education or policy. Fellows of AANP are visionaries and, as such, hold an annual think tank to strategize about the future of nurse practitioners and health care. The new Fellows continue to demonstrate leadership and contribute to the mission of AANP, which includes the tradition of impacting national and global health.

The FAANP Induction Ceremony was held during the AANP National Conference in Denver, CO, which took place June 28, 2018.

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