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Rende inducted to Fellows of American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP)

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Elizabeth Rende

Elizabeth K. Rende, DNP, CPNP-PC, AC, assistant professor in the Duke University School of Nursing, was one of 64 nurse practitioner (NP) leaders inducted into the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) on Thursday, June 28, during the AANP 2018 National Conference at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

The new FAANP members will continue the tradition of impacting national and global health through their outstanding contributions.

The FAANP program was established in 2000 to recognize nurse practitioner leaders who have made outstanding contributions to health care through clinical practice, research, education or policy. Fellows of AANP are visionaries and, as such, hold an annual think tank to strategize about the future of nurse practitioners and health care. The new fellows will continue to demonstrate leadership and contribute to the mission of AANP.

View the full list of 2018 FAANP Fellows.


Elizabeth K. Rende, DNP, CPNP-PC, AC, who joined the Duke University School of Nursing in May 2014, is a pediatric nurse practitioner certified in both primary and acute care. After earning her BSN at Rush University, she completed her MSN in Pediatric Primary Care (summa cum laude) and then a Post-Master’s Certificate in Acute Primary Care at Duke University School of Nursing. In 2012, she earned the DNP (summa cum laude) from DUSON with a capstone project focusing on the innovation A Migraine Action Plan ©.

Dr. Rende is an experienced educator and clinician. She taught in the RN-to-BSN program of a large online university and more recently taught both campus-based and online courses at University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Between 2001 and 2014 she also served as instructor, co-instructor, or guest lecturer in many ABSN and MSN classes at DUSON and served as a preceptor for FNP and PNP students in individual clinical experiences (including an FNP student residency in Pediatric Neurology). During the 2012-2013 academic year, she mentored a Duke ABSN student in a directed research independent study that provided “hands-on” experience working with the IRB-approved protocol Implementation of a Migraine Action Plan in School.

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