MJ Henderson Receives NONPF Lifetime Achievement Award
Long-time GAPNA member, former GAPNA President, and current GAPNA Foundation Board member MJ Henderson, MS, RN, GNP-BC, was the recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF).
The NONPF Board of Directors selects honorees whose contributions have been visionary and stalwart in successfully developing and promoting the role of the nurse practitioner.
NONPF President Sheila Melander stated: “MJ has been heavily engaged at the national and state levels to advance NP practice and education. She is consistently tracking NP legislation and ready to engage the NP community at large for advocacy efforts…Within education, MJ has left her mark on students and faculty. Described by a colleague as a ‘fabulous but tough teacher,’ MJ always pushed her students to be the best clinicians possible…She also brought real clinical experience to her educator role, imparting her wisdom to students and for curriculum development. She has consistently pushed within institutions and NONPF for the integration of gerontological content across NP curriculum…A few key adjectives to describe MJ are classic, dogged, intelligent, friendly, caring, stylish, and adventurous.”
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