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Jackson elected fellow of American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Aug. 19, 2021, 8:51 AM


by Matt Batcheldor

Heather Jackson, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, NEA-BC

Heather Jackson, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, administrative director of Advanced Practice for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been elected a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP).

Jackson, assistant professor of Nursing, is one of 38 nurse practitioner (NP) leaders selected for the FAANP program in 2021, from 22 states across the U.S. as well as Vancouver, Canada.

Established in 2000, the program recognizes NPs who have made significant accomplishments through clinical practice, research, education or policy.

Jackson was also selected for the 2021 State Award for Excellence, representing Tennessee. The award is given annually to an individual NP in each state who has demonstrated excellence in NP clinical practice.

Jackson has served in various capacities at Vanderbilt University Medical Center since 2006 when she started with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit.

As a practitioner, she cared for pediatric trauma and surgery patients before joining the Vanderbilt Interventional Pain Clinic at One Hundred Oaks. Prior to her current role, she was director of Advanced Practice for Outpatient Neuroscience, Orthopaedics and Surgery.

In her current role, she leads advanced practice providers at VICC.

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