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Patton Concludes 8 Year Run as ANCC Chair for Family Nurse Practitioner Credential

July 29, 2013

Carol PattonNursing faculty member Carol Patton, PhD, has been Chair of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Family Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified (FNP-BC) for 8 years. She is a member of the ANCC’s Content Expert Panel for the FNP specialty, which is comprised of a select group of nursing experts from across the country who are tasked with the development of the specialty’s ANCC certification examination. In June, Patton attended a test development meeting at the ANCC / American Nurses Association (ANA) Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Patton said that serving in the leadership capacity as Chair has been a privilege, and that it is a role she is going to miss very much. “This is a very prestigious role and I want Drexel to get accolades for allowing me time for this important national committee work, contribution to professional nursing, and for allowing me to be a leader in this global initiative,” Patton said.