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UK College of Nursing Faculty Member Joins National Academies of Practice

UK College of Nursing associate professor Julie Ossege (second from left) and other honorees at the NAP annual gala on March 18.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 7, 2017) — University of Kentucky College of Nursing Associate Professor Julie Ossege was inducted as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice on March 18.

The designation is reserved for nurses with a history of academic achievement and enduring research and educational contributions to the nursing practice. Nominees are evaluated and selected by distinguished peers within the academy. Ossege was honored during an induction ceremony during the National Academies of Practices annual meeting in Philadelphia.

Ossege teaches in the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program in the UK College of Nursing. She is as board-certified family nurse practitioner with 26 years of clinical experience and 20 years of graduate program management experience.  She received her doctorate and master's degree from the University of South Carolina.

Founded in 1981, NAP is an interdisciplinary, nonprofit organization with membership representing 14 health care professions willing to serve as distinguished advisors to health care policy makers in Congress and elsewhere. Membership in the NAP is an honor extended to those who have excelled in their profession and are dedicated to furthering practice, scholarship and policy in support of interprofessional care. 

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