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Michael Fachko

University of Pennsylvania

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Hannah Farfour, ,RN

Arizona State University

I am currently seeking a DNP in Adult/Gerontology from Arizona State University. I attended the University of North Carolina and received a BA in Anthropology and Psychology and a BSN in Nursing. Since then, I have worked in a variety of settings and positions, including floor nursing at the Mayo Clinic in MN, Nurse Management at Allen Hospital in Iowa, and an ICU at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Hospital.…

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John Farr, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Helen M. Farrar

University of Oklahoma

Andrea Farwell, ,CEN, FNP-BC

University of Missouri-St. Louis

I am a family nurse practitioner currently practicing in southern NJ, and I have a special clinical passion for diabetic management and women’s healthcare. Prior to becoming a family NP, I worked as an emergency room nurse, during which time I obtained my certification in emergency nursing. I am married to an Air Force pilot, and I have taken a particular interest in the healthcare of veteran women.…

Joshua Faucett, , MBA, MSN, FNP-BC, CCRN

Yale University

Prior to entering the medical field I had the honor of leading our men and women into and home from the battlefields of Iraq. After 5 years and two combat tours totaling over 27 months I returned home to begin a new career in Nursing. I completed an accelerated BSN at NYU in 2012 and began work at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center while attending Pace University as an MSN/FNP student.…

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Alex Fauer, , BSN, RN

University of Michigan

Alex Fauer is a second-year Ph.D. student. His dissertation will explore the sociodemographic differences in perceptions of care and health care utilization in older adults with cancer. He has worked among interdisciplinary research programs aimed at improving the health care quality and patient experiences of care of both adults and pediatric patients with cancer. He aims to develop a program of research focused on health care delivery, health disparities, health equity, and quality of care in adult oncology populations.…

Kenneth Faulkner, ,RN, ANP-BC

New York University

Currently, I am a PhD student at New York University College of Nursing with an anticipated date of completion in spring 2017. My background is in critical care nursing. My experiences in the intensive care unit sparked my interest in the association between cardiovascular disease and cognition. The desire to learn more led me to the PhD program at New York University College of Nursing.…

Allyson Favuzza, , MSN, CRNP, FNP-C

Pennsylvania State University

Allyson Favuzza is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at The Pennsylvania State University. She practices as a Family Nurse Practitioner at The Wright Center for Primary Care and is the sole provider of the school-based health center within the Scranton School District. Allyson began her nursing career as a registered nurse in pediatrics after receiving an Associate of Science degree in nursing from Penn State.…

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Luis Febus, , MSN, RN, APN, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Currently, I am a PhD student at Rutgers University. My research interests are focused on healthcare disparities among the inner city Hispanic population as it relates to mental health. I am a native New Yorker, born and raised in New York City. I completed my ADN in 1998 and began working in telemetry and medical ICU.…

Shelli Feder, ,RN, MSN, FNP-BC

Yale University

Ms. Feder is a current PhD student at the Yale School of Nursing. She earned a BS in nursing in 2006 from Florida State University, and a MSN as a family nurse practitioner from Yale University in 2010. Her areas of expertise include palliative care, heart failure and gerontological nursing and she has past and current nurse practitioner experience in acute care and hospice/palliative care settings.…

Andrea Fedko

Indiana University

Hello, my name is Andrea Fedko and I am a third-year PhD student at Indiana University (IU). My research interests are in nursing education, specifically the investigation of baccalaureate nursing students’ clinical judgment in relation to the execution of nursing actions. I received both my BSN and MSN from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota. Before concluding the final year of my undergraduate degree, I completed a nursing internship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.…

Jennifer Feeney, ,BSN

Loyola University New Orleans

Nursing is a second career for me. I received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Denver in Colorado. I worked for a few years as a microbiologist and a pediatric clinical research assistant. Working with children as a research assistant allowed me to discover my true calling, nursing. I retuned to school and earned my BSN from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin.…

April Feld


Katarina Felsted

University of Utah

Katarina Friberg Felsted is a full time faculty member of the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program in the College of Nursing at the University of Utah. Katarina teaches four courses in the Gerontology Program: Health & Optimal Aging, Caregiving & Aging Families, Race, Ethnicity, and Aging, and International Dimensions of Lifelong Learning. Katarina has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching in higher education.…

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Juan Feng, , MSN, RN, MA, CNE

University of Texas at Arlington

Mrs. Feng is a PhD student in the College of Nursing & Health Innovation, University of Texas at Arlington. She has been a faculty member in the University of Texas Medical Branch since 2009. Her research interest is self-care management of older adults with heart failure. She received an MSN and an MA degree from the University of Texas at Austin.…

Anna Liza Fernandez, , MSN, RN, CSSM, CHTS-IM

University of Miami

Ms. Anna Liza Fernandez serves as a Nurse Manger for the West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Molded with 23 years of progressive nursing leadership track and excellent scholastic accomplishments – DNP at University of Miami (class 2017), MSN at Florida Atlantic University, VISN 8 CDL 2015 graduates, Lean Sigma Greenbelt, Board Certification in Healthcare Technology Specialist (CHTS), and Board Certification in Certification of Surgical Service Management (CSSM).…

Dina Ferranti, ,RN

University of Miami

Dina Ferranti received her BSN degree from Northeastern University. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Miami. Her background is in public health nursing and she is passionate about working with individuals and communities experiencing health disparities. Currently, she is assisting with a study that aims to instill health promoting behaviors among pregnant mothers and another study assessing the health education needs of victims of intimate partner violence.…

Anastasiya Ferrell, , BSN, RN

University of Florida

During the years in the BSN-PhD program I developed a research interest for substance use among vulnerable populations. My current focus is on e-cigarette use among adolescents. I’ve been taking graduate addiction courses and training to become certified addiction specialist and tobacco treatment specialist. I have also been volunteering for the AHEC’s iQuit pilot project at the UF Health (Shands) hospital units.…

Catherine Ferris, ,PHN

University of San Diego

Catherine Ferris is a doctoral student at the University of San Diego, Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science. Ms. Ferris earned a BSN Degree and public health nurse certificate from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and a MSN, Health Care Systems Management degree from Loyola University New Orleans. Ms. Ferris’ United States Navy and civilian nursing career has been devoted to the care of children.…

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Joanne Fierro, , RN, PhD(c), MPH, FNP-C, CNS

University of California-Los Angeles

Joanne Fierro is currently enrolled in the PhD program at UCLA School of Nursing. As a Nurse Practitioner in Urgent Care, she assesses and treats patients of all ages with urgent medical needs. Joanne has been involved with patients in low socioeconomic status for most of her career. She strives to optimize health and improve the quality of life for her patients.…

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Karl Cristie F. Figuracion, MSN, ARNP, AGNP, AOCNP

University of Washington

Kristin Filler

Virginia Commonwealth University

Dusty Filliung

University of Michigan

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Kari Firestone

Oregon Health and Sciences University

Kari Firestone is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Walla Walla College in 1994 and her Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in nursing education from Loma Linda University in 2006. Ms. Firestone is devoted to advancing the health of children and families, and for 20 years has worked with children in a variety of clinical settings.…

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Jean Fisak, , MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC

Duke University

Fisak earned her graduate degree, with honors from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2004 and is currently attending Duke University, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Executive Leadership program. Her clinical focus is on well-mental health and prevention strategies. Fisak’s assignments includes the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery–Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress Control, as Deputy Director where she championed Navy Medicines Caregiver Occupational Stress Control (CgOCS) program; Naval Health Clinic Hawaii, as Division Officer of Pediatrics and Family Practice clinics; two tours at Naval Medical Center San Diego, first in the inpatient surgical sub-specialty unit and later as the inpatient MH CNS and Department Head (DH), where she spearheaded and implemented the inpatient short-stay model and the unit’s renovation to enhance the therapeutic environment; Naval Hospital Okinawa as the inpatient MH DH and CNS, championed the Navy’s first CgOSC team; Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune as the MH inpatient DH, CNS, and outpatient Senior Nurse, she was the plank owner and champion of the hospital’s inpatient mental health unit renovation project.…

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Amenda Fisher, , MNSc, RNP, ONP-C

University of Kansas

Since joining Walmart, Inc. in 2005, Mendy has focused on improving the health and well-being of 1.6 million Walmart associates across the United States. As part of the People Experience/Benefits Health & well-being team, she is currently responsible for designing, implementing, and measuring the outcomes of health promotion programs. Her work involves applying theory and insights from social and behavioral sciences to create sustainable solutions dedicated to improving health behaviors at a population level.…

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Julie Fitzwater, , MS, AGACNP-BC, RN

University of Northern Colorado

As a nurse educator in a prelicensure program, the importance of developing new faculty to gain confidence and competence in teaching has informed my dissertation work. In University of Northern Colorado’s PhD in Nursing Education program, my topic of interest is developing clinical faculty competencies using simulation as the learning method. As the Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor at Linfield College, I have seen the need for assistance in development of new faculty into the role.…

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Jessica Fladger, , CNM, MSN

University of Michigan

My name is Jessica Fladger. I am currently enrolled in the DNP program at the University of Michigan. My clinical interest is in evidence based interventions to decrease the maternal and infant mortality rate in the African American community. I plan to implement a pilot program of group prenatal care at University Health Center, a busy urban clinic in Detroit, MI.…

Erin Flaherty, , MSN, FNP-BC

Boston College

Erin Flaherty will be starting her second year in the PhD program at Boston College’s William F. Connell School of Nursing in the fall of 2016. She began her collegiate career at Boston College for undergraduate study. She was the Captain of the Varsity Rowing team and completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2010. She received a scholarship for her MSN through the United States Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program, commissioning with the Air Force in 2011 and graduating again from Boston College in 2012.…

Kathryn Flannigan, , MSN, RN

Teachers College (EdD Scholars)

I am enrolled in the doctorate of education at Teachers College Columbia University with an anticipated graduation of May 2021. I hold a Master of Nursing Science with a nursing education focus from University of Southern Indiana and a Bachelor of Nursing Science from Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis, TN. I currently serve as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR.…

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Julie Florentin, RN, BSN, CCRN

University of Cincinnati

Dennis Flores

Duke University

Emilia Flores, , MS, RN

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Emilia Flores, MS, RN is a T32 pre-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing. Emilia’s research interests include identifying the impact of technology on patient safety and the provision of care in healthcare systems. In addition, she focuses on how behavioral economics and human factors engineering principles can be used to promote technology acceptance and enhance the quality of health service delivery.…

Gerardo Flores

University of California-Los Angeles

I am a non-traditional doctoral nursing student, immigrant from Mexico and naturalized US citizen, which matriculated directly to doctoral studies upon graduation from the UCLA master’s entry pre-licensure nursing education program (MECN). My personal and professional interest is to design and implement research that helps maintain the health, including school health, of our communities. After careful careful consideration, I came to realize that my passion lies in soccer-related injury research among our youth, to help prevent injuries and maintain healthy development of our future generations, including school health.…

Aubrey L. Florom-Smith

University of Miami

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Jessica Floyd, , MSN, RN

West Virginia University

In May of 2012, I graduated from Waynesburg University with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Since 2012, I have been a practicing nurse, specializing in cardiac and medical-surgical nursing. With a passion for teaching, I began pursuing my Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in education at Waynesburg University. Since graduating with my master’s degree in August of 2015, I have transitioned into academia as an Instructor of Nursing at Waynesburg University.…

Michele Flynch, , MA, RN

Pace University

Michele Flynch is in the first cohort of the new nursing PhD program and the first Jonas Scholar in the program at Pace University. She currently holds the position of Assistant Nurse Manager of Lenox Hill Hospital’s Medical ICU and Step-down Telemetry units. She is skilled at developing nursing teams in providing exceptional and compassionate patient care.…

Greir Flynn, , MSN-FNP, RN, PCCN

University of Louisville

With the initial intent to attend medical school, Greir Ander Huck Flynn attended Indiana University to receive his Bachelors of Science in Human Biology. Wanting to practice a more holistic model of care, he decided to attend Bellarmine University to receive his Bachelors of Science in Nursing and Masters of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner.…

TaSondra Foltz, ,RN, FNP

Oakland University

TaSondra Foltz received her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Madonna University, her BSN and MSN from Oakland University (family nurse practitioner) and will be earning her DNP from Oakland University. TaSondra was affected by the auto industry and received the No Worker Left Behind (State of Michigan) and Return to Earn (Oakland University) scholarships for those affected by the auto industry.…

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Amanda Fore

University of Michigan

Kristen Foskett, ,RN, BSN, OR-SANE

Oregon Health and Sciences University

I am a Family Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice student at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, with my clinical experiences and clinical inquiry project focused on rural areas in Oregon. I am a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, Association of Students for the Underserved, and Rural Health Interest Group.…

Terrelle Foster

Southern University A & M College

Terrelle Foster has been a Registered Nurse for 16 years. Mrs. Foster work experience includes adult and geriatric mental health, clinical instruction with BSN students, and a case management supervisor with the Nurse Family Partnership program. She is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program at Southern University A & M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her dissertation will identify evidence based mentoring models that are utilized by Professional Nursing Organizations and Nursing Education Organizations to mentor nurses in nursing education and practice.…

Rebecca Foust-Guilkey

Indiana University

Tushana Fowlin, , M.S., CRNA

University of Maryland

Tushana Fowlin received her BSN from the University of Pennsylvania and commenced her career in nursing with the United States Public Health Service (USPHS). In the USPHS she served as a Nurse Lieutenant Officer working for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. After separating from USPHS, she began working as a critical care nurse taking care of post-surgical critically ill patients.…

Deirdre Fraller, ,ANP-C, CNRN, MSCS

Vanderbilt University

I am a Neurology Nurse Practitioner and Certified Multiple Sclerosis Specialist working in the Duke University Hospital MS Clinic. I am passionate about helping patients define and achieve health goals and live their lives to the fullest. While in the Adult Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I received the James M.…

Brittany Frank, , BSN, RN

North Dakota State University

Brittany Frank is a DNP student in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at North Dakota State University. She received her BSN from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2012. As an undergraduate student, she was awarded the Donald and Marjorie Meredith Scholarship. The Meredith scholarship provided her with the opportunity to assist in the nursing simulation lab and serve on the School of Nursing Curriculum Board and College of Allied Health and Nursing Advisory Board.…

Mary Franklin, , MSN, RN, CNM

Case Western Reserve University

Mary R. Franklin, MSN, RN, CNM is an instructor at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland Ohio. She is currently enrolled in the DNP program at CWRU, and completed her DNP practicum in inter-professional education. Her research interests include informatics and health promotion/disease prevention, specifically cervical cancer screening and the prevalence of over-screening.…

Andrea Frantz, , DNP(c), MSN, MA, APRN, RN, NP-C

Vanderbilt University

Graduating with an MSN from Yale University in 2016, Andrea is currently an NP Resident in the VA Center of Excellence in Primary Care Program and is pursuing her DNP through Vanderbilt University. Prior to becoming a nurse in 2011, she studied at Arizona State University where she received her MA in Anthropology. Andrea previously worked as an anthropology instructor at Marshall University and surgical ICU nurse in Appalachia and at Yale New Haven Hospital.…

Shanna Fraser, ,ACNS-BC, CWOCN, CFCN

University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio

My favorite book as a child was the Golden book, Nurse Nancy. I read it until the binding tore away. Besides the two weeks that Angie Dickenson convinced be to be a police woman, I don’t remember ever wanting to be anything but a nurse. In High School I earned a scholarship to Nursing school. Half way through the program my mother became ill with cancer and I took a semester off to work and help with family expenses.…

Beverly Fray, ,PHCNS

Florida International University

Ms. Fray is a PhD student at Florida International University (FIU) in the candidacy phase of the program. Her program of research focuses on HIV-AIDS in women, specifically, exploring the factors that predict safer sex practices among HIV-infected veteran women across the lifespan, planning interventions, designing programs and policies that advance their care. She has worked in several specialties of nursing, including chronic pain management, medical-surgical, home health and has taught clinical nursing.…

Brian French

Boston College

Elizabeth B. Froh

University of Pennsylvania

Linda Frothinger, ,RN

Washington State University

I teach community health nursing at Seattle University, including clinical work within the downtown and First Hill areas of Seattle. Part of my clinical work involves working with veterans who are homeless or low-income. I focus my teaching on addressing the needs of these veterans, including listening to their stories about how they transitioned following deployment and in the years since their deployment.…


University of Oklahoma

Tena has rich and diverse experience in maternal and child nursing – including providing clinical services to community health clinics, coordinating a school-based program for pregnant and parenting teenagers, and serving as OB/Pediatric nursing faculty within an RN program. While working as a public health nurse, Tena received a full scholarship to become one of the state of Oklahoma’s first Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners.…

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Chelsea Fujita, RN-BC

University of Hawaii at Manoa