News: AACN Honors Johns Hopkins Nurse Practitioner

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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses to present Flame of Excellence Award to Julie Stanik-Hutt

Julie Stanik-Hutt — associate professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and ACNP at Johns Hopkins Hospital — recognized as a national leader advocating for nurse practitioner practice, education and certification

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — March 5, 2014 — The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) will present the Flame of Excellence Award to Julie Stanik-Hutt, PhD, ACNP/GNP-BC, CCNS, FAAN, recognizing her as a national leader in the advocacy of nurse practitioners.

Stanik-Hutt will receive the award — which honors sustained contributions to acute and critical care nursing at a high level and with broad reach — at the 2014 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, Denver, May 17–22.

An adult acute care nurse practitioner and critical care clinical nurse specialist, Stanik-Hutt is an associate professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, where she has taught for more than 12 years. She also serves as interim coordinator for the clinical nurse specialist (CNS) program and coordinator for the acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) track.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Stanik-Hutt maintains a clinical practice in inpatient cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, she taught at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, where she led development and implementation of the acute care nurse practitioner track as the first ACNP on faculty, in addition to maintaining an active clinical practice in the university’s medical system.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps, she began her 40-year nursing career at the Naval Hospital in Annapolis, Md.

Stanik-Hutt is a passionate champion for the value of high-quality nursing care and maintains a sustained record of contributions to high acuity and critical care nursing through research, presentations, publications and work in professional organizations.

She has served on numerous national committees related to nurse practitioner practice, education and regulation and is frequently asked to provide expert opinion on policy for advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) education and practice. She has consulted on APRN education and practice with leaders from 15 countries.

A frequent speaker at national and international meetings, Stanik-Hutt has authored nearly 40 peer-reviewed publications, including the recent landmark study, “The Quality and Effectiveness of Care Provided by Nurse Practitioners: A Systematic Review of U.S. Research Studies, 1990 to 2009.”

Her research related to procedural pain in acutely and critically ill individuals has improved care for thousands of patients.

She has been an active member of AACN since 1978, having co-chaired the ACNP Task Force, among other volunteer service.

A past president of the American College of Nurse Practitioners, she is a fellow of both the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nursing.

She earned a BSN degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and a MSN degree as a cardiovascular surgical clinical nurse specialist from the University of California, San Francisco. She also holds a master’s degree in instructional design from San Diego State University.

She completed her doctoral work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, before becoming an acute care nurse practitioner through a post-master’s certificate program at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.


About AACN’s Flame of Excellence Award: AACN’s Flame of Excellence Award recognizes consistent high-level outcomes with a broad reach in acute and critical care nursing. Selected from the AACN Circle of Excellence Society, Flame of Excellence Award recipients promote patient-driven excellence through skilled communication, collaboration and decision making that transform thinking and achieve visible results. Award recipients receive a $500 honorarium and a crystal replica of the AACN vision icon at the 2014 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, May 17-22, in Denver.

About the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition: Established in 1974, AACN’s National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) represents the world’s largest educational conference and trade show for nurses who care for acutely and critically ill patients and their families. Bedside nurses, nurse educators, nurse managers, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners attend NT.

About the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses: Founded in 1969 and based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world. AACN joins together the interests of more than 500,000 acute and critical care nurses and claims more than 235 chapters worldwide. The organization’s vision is to create a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families in which acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution.

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 101 Columbia, Aliso Viejo, Calif. 92656-4109;
Phone: (949) 362-2000; Fax: (949) 362-2020; www.aacn.org; facebook.com/aacnface; twitter.com/aacnme

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