News Release: 7/19/2019

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July 19, 2019
Elms College Nursing Faculty Member Inducted 
as Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
The School of Nursing at the College of Our Lady of the Elms has announced that a member of its faculty was selected for induction as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). 
Andrew Storer, Ph.D., DNP, FNP-C, ACNP-BC, ENP-C, FAANP, assistant dean of graduate programs and RN studies, was chosen for his contributions to healthcare.
Storer is also an associate professor at Elms College. He holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Temple University, a master of science in nursing as a family nurse practitioner, post-master’s certifications as an acute care nurse practitioner and in nursing education, and a doctor of nursing practice degree all from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He obtained his Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, with a focus on self-management of Type 2 diabetes with Afro-Caribbean people living in the U.S. Virgin Islands. 
Storer has served as a curriculum and content expert for DNP, family, emergency, and acute care nurse practitioner program development and evaluation at multiple nursing programs across the country. In 2019, he was appointed to the National Curricular Leadership Committee for the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. 
His clinical practice is focused on primary, emergency, and critical care. He developed an innovative model for nurse practitioners in critical access hospitals in rural New York. Following two hurricanes that struck the U.S. Virgin Islands, he became the coordinator for continuity of care in three practice settings.
Storer and the 62 other FAANPs were officially inducted at the AANP National Conference on June 20.
"Being nominated and inducted as a fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners is both a humbling and significant honor that represents the culmination of my contributions to nurse practitioner education and clinical practice at the local, regional, and national levels,” Storer said. “Although I was selected for my national and regional contributions, the most important work that I do is providing an exemplary education to the next generation of nurse practitioner students in our family and adult gerontology acute care programs in our DNP program here at Elms."
"Since our program’s inception, we have graduated three cohorts of students, with over 95% of them remaining in Western Massachusetts, providing comprehensive healthcare in their community and over 90% of our students employed by either a preceptor that they worked with during their academic experience at Elms or with an employer where they worked as a registered nurse,” Storer added.
Graduates of the Elms DNP program have reported pass rates of 100% in the family nurse practitioner track and 95% in the adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner track.
The FAANP program was established in 2000 to recognize nurse practitioners who are leaders, those who have made outstanding contributions to healthcare through clinical practice, research, education, or policy. 
“We pride ourselves on our cutting-edge, quality doctor of nursing practice-nurse practitioner program,” said Kathleen Scoble, Ed.D., RN, dean of the School of Nursing. “Students and faculty know that any program such as ours relies on expert nursing faculty. Dr. Storer’s honor as a fellow in the Assocation of Nurse Practitioners demonstrates to our students and community that his knowledge, skills and contribution in the discipline are essential, outstanding, and nationally recognized, which will certainly benefit them in their educational journeys as DNP-NP students.
“The Elms College School of Nursing proudly shares in this honor by having Dr. Storer as a distinguished FAANP in our program.”
About Elms College
Elms College is a coeducational Catholic college offering a liberal arts curriculum that gives students multiple perspectives on life. Founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Elms College has a tradition of educating reflective, principled and creative learners, who are rooted in faith, educated in mind, compassionate in heart, responsive to civic and social obligations, and capable of adjusting to change without compromising principle.
Melinda Rose, Director of Communications