The American Association of Colleges of Nursing this month announced its selection of eight distinguished nurse educators for its 2015 Faculty Policy Intensive (FPI), which includes David LaFevers, clinical assistant professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies.
Now in its third year, the FPI is a fully funded, four-day immersion program designed for faculty at AACN member schools who interested in elevating their role in shaping health policy. The 2015 cohort was chosen from a highly competitive pool of more than 30 applicants. AACN’s Government Affairs Committee selected the fellow including LaFevers, who is also assistant Master of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice program director, based on their past achievements and future interests.
Held March 23 to 26 in Washington, D.C., the FPI will off these eight faculty members the unique opportunity to enhance their existing knowledge of policy and advocacy through sessions that will strengthen their understanding of the legislative process and the dynamic relationships between federal departments and agencies, national nursing organizations and the individual advocate.