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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Learn with Dr. Blackwell at the 2024 AANP Conference!

Filed under: Nursing Education and Profession — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 13:25

Dr. Blackwell will be presenting two sessions @ the 2024 AANP Conference in Nashville this year! Both are on Wednesday (6/26). First, from 1100-1200, learn about Malpractice Trends and Issues for NPs in Acute Care by registering for Session #24.2.048. Then, from 1330-1430, join Dr. Blackwell to learn about Preventing HIV in 2024: Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Strategies by registering for Session # 24.2.079. See you there!

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Dr. Blackwell to Receive Award Recognizing Outstanding Achievements in Research

Filed under: Nursing Education and Profession — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 01:14

Dr. Christopher Blackwell is the recipient of the Research Incentive Award (RIA) from the College of Nursing at the University of Central Florida (UCF) for the 2023-2024 Academic Year. According to UCF Faculty Excellence, which oversees and manages the RIA Program:

The UCF In-Unit Research Incentive Award (RIA) program recognizes outstanding research, scholarly, or creative activity that advances the body of knowledge in a particular field, including interdisciplinary research and collaborations.  The Research Incentive award recognizes in-unit employee contributions to UCF’s key goal of achieving international prominence in research and creative activities.

Monday, July 24, 2023

Dr. Blackwell Participates in 2023 ANCC AGACNP Board Certification Item Writing Retreat

Filed under: Nursing Education and Profession — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 01:05

Dr. Blackwell spent several days in Arlington, Virginia last week completing work related to his appointment to the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)Board Certification Examination Item Writing Panel. The retreat took place at Convene in the Pentagon City neighborhood and included item writing panels for all 17 of ANCC’s Board-Certification specialty exams.

Participating with Dr. Blackwell were clinicians and Faculty from Vanderbilt, UCF (Blackwell), Virginia, Emory, and NY Touro University. The panelists are pictured below. The items written by the panel will now be reviewed by ANCC’s psychometrics experts and the AGACNP Content Expert Panel before being finalized for placement on the AGACNP exam as “Pretest Items.” Items that score well statistically during this phase are eventually added to the AGACNP Board Certification Examination and/or the exam’s test bank.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Dr. Blackwell Featured Guest on Care to Lead Podcast

Filed under: Nursing Education and Profession — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 03:18

Dr. Blackwell was a recent featured guest on the Care to Lead Podcast, by Vizient. Care to Lead features key interviews with nursing leaders across a variety of settings and industries who share their candid stories, how they help spur nursing innovation in their respective fields, and what nurses in any stage of their career can do to shape the present and future of nursing. The podcast is hosted by Dr. Barbara Seymour and sponsored by the Vizient Chief Nurse Executives Network. Take a listen to the episode by following the URL below. Note, to access the link, open it in a new window by right clicking for that option or copy + paste into your browser:


Thursday, September 30, 2021

Dr. Blackwell Elected to the NLN CNE Board of Commissioners

Filed under: Nursing Education and Profession — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 11:44

Dr. Christopher Blackwell has won national election to the Board of Commissioners for the National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator program. He recently served on the Board as an appointed member from 2018-2020. His election secures him a seat on the Board through 2024.

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