July 2021-June 2024
Janet Mulroy, DNP, MSN, ACNP, CCNS, CCRN, serves a three-year term as a director on the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) board of directors from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024. She also served a concurrent one-year term on the AACN Certification Corporation board from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.
Mulroy, an acute care nurse practitioner at Threlkeld, Threlkeld & Omer Infectious Disease Associates, in Memphis, Tennessee, celebrates 42 years as a nurse. She has also been an ICU staff nurse, staff development educator and academic faculty. Her career has focused on the care of patients with acute and chronic pulmonary disease, multisystem organ failure and sepsis, and she now works in the field of infectious disease.
Mulroy has been a member of AACN's ACNP Scope and Standards Task Force (2021), AACN Advanced Practice Institute (API) Program Planning Committee (2009-2010) and the Chapter Advisory Team (CAT) for Region 11 (2016-2018), serving as the CAT co-lead (2018-2020). She has also been an item writer for the certification exams. She partnered with Caryl Goodyear, then AACN practice excellence programs manager, to write two blogs: "What's Up With the COVID-19 Vaccine?" and "COVID-19 Vaccine Myth Busters."
A member of the Greater Memphis Area Chapter since 1983, she has held a variety of chapter positions, including publications chair, special projects chair, membership chair, treasurer and president (2013-2014, 1992-1993). She has been chair of the program committee since 1999, and a CCRN review course co-coordinator and presenter.
Additional affiliations include serving on the board of Greater Memphis Area Advanced Practice Nurses and membership in the Tennessee Nurses Association. She serves on three advanced practice committees at Baptist Memorial Healthcare in Memphis and represents APRNs on the Medical Staff Leadership Council. In addition, she is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Sigma, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, Infectious Diseases Society of America and the National Association of Catholic Nurses.
Her honors include an AACN Circle of Excellence award and AACN/AJN Wyeth fellowship.
Mulroy completed a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, Tennessee; her DNP project focused on improving education and access to care for patients with non-tuberculous mycobacterium. She earned a post-master's ACNP from Vanderbilt and a Master of Science in Nursing at University of Tennessee, Memphis.