WesternU College of Graduate Nursing alumna Lisa R. Roberts, DrPH, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CHES

Western University of Health Sciences College of Graduate Nursing (CGN) alumna Lisa R. Roberts, DrPH, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CHES, will be inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP).

Roberts, a 2001 graduate of CGN’s Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner program, is the fourth CGN graduate to earn the honor. Approximately 700 nurse practitioners out of more than 235,000 have earned the distinction.

“It is both exhilarating and humbling to be accepted as a Fellow,” Roberts said. “It presents an opportunity to celebrate the NP role and a responsibility to continue to serve with heart.”

Roberts, who is research director and an associate professor at Loma Linda University School of Nursing, will be inducted as a Fellow at AANP’s 2018 National Conference in Denver, Colorado June 28, 2018.

“Being selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners is the highest honor a nurse practitioner can receive,” said Christine Magladry, DNP, RN, FNP, interim director of CGN’s Family Nurse Practitioner program. “FAANPs are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession.”

Roberts joins Dr. Minna Miller as FNP alumni to become FAANPs. Two graduates of CGN’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program, Dr. Patti McCluskey-Andre and Dr. Jennifer Ballard Hernandez, are also FAANPs. Two faculty members – Dr. Rodney Hicks and Dr. Donna Emanuele – are FAANPs.

“The College of Graduate Nursing has a long-standing tradition of educating nurse practitioners to practice at the fullest extent of training in caring for diverse populations,” said College of Graduate Nursing Dean Mary Lopez, PhD, RN. “I applaud the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in their recognition of nurse practitioners who make significant contributions to the health of not only the nation but the world. Dr. Roberts’ work in perinatal loss has impacted people in multiple countries and addresses an area of unmet need.”

CGN was the first program in the nation to offer an innovative model incorporating distance education with onsite training for nurse practitioners. The College offers master’s degrees and doctoral degrees for professional registered nurses. For more information about the College of Graduate Nursing, contact the Office of Student Services at 909-469-5515. Visit the College’s web page at http://www.westernu.edu/nursing.