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National Academies of Practice Inducts Wendy L. Wright

Posted 2 months ago by Kara Doberstein

National Academies of Practice Inducts Wendy L. Wright

The National Academies of Practice (NAP) is pleased to announce the election of Wendy L. Wright, MS, APRN, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, as a Distinguished Practitioner & Fellow of NAP. Ms. Wright was inducted at a gala banquet on March 18, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA.

Founded in 1981, NAP is an interdisciplinary, nonprofit organization, with membership representing 14 health care professions willing to serve as distinguished advisors to health care policy makers in Congress and elsewhere. The 14 academies of practice within the NAP include: Audiology, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Podiatric Medicine, Psychology, Social Work, Speech-Language Pathology and Veterinary Medicine.

Membership in the NAP is an honor extended to those who have excelled in their profession and are dedicated to furthering practice, scholarship and policy in support of interprofessional care. The central purpose of NAP is to advise public policy makers on health care issues using NAP's unique perspective -- that of expert practitioners and scholars joined in interdisciplinary dialogue.

Wendy is a 1992 graduate of the Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts and completed a family nurse practitioner post-master’s program in 1995. She is an adult and family nurse practitioner and the owner of two, nurse practitioner owned and operated clinics within New Hampshire named: Wright & Associates Family Healthcare. In addition, she is the Owner of Partners in Healthcare Education, a medical education company. She is the recipient of numerous awards and was chosen by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as the 1999 recipient of the New Hampshire State Excellence Award. In addition, she received the 2009 NH Nurse Practitioner of the Year and the 2014 Top 5 Women in New Hampshire Business Award. In 2005, she was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and in October 2014, a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. In addition to full-time clinical practice, she presents nationally to different audiences and has been a speaker at over 1000 conferences in 46 states.