Cara Young, PhD, RN, FNP-C, assistant professor, was inducted into the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). Dr. Young is a family nurse practitioner, nurse researcher, and assistant professor. Her diverse program of research examines and seeks to improve behavioral and psychosocial transitions for vulnerable populations in the first half of the life course. Her primary line of research has focused on improving the mental health of children, adolescents and young adults through mindfulness-based interventions.
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 (NP) leaders who have made outstanding contributions to health care through clinical practice, research, education or policy.