"Practice is the essence of nursing and experience is a requisite for expertise."
Dr. Julie Stanik-Hutt, an adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, is a national leader in related practice and health policy issues. In addition to her teaching responsibilities at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Dr. Stanik-Hutt maintains a clinical practice in inpatient cardiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has more than 30 years professional experience in critical care nursing with special expertise in the care of surgical, trauma, and solid organ transplant patients. Her research related to procedural pain in acutely and critically ill individuals has improved care for thousands of patients. She is the 2008 President of the American College of Nurse Practitioners and has served on that organization's Board of Directors since January 2005. In addition, she is an active member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, serving on several AACN national committees and task forces. She was selected a 2007 American Association of Colleges of Nursing Academic Leadership Fellow and continues to provide leadership related to nurse practitioner practice, education, and certification. In all of her roles, Dr. Stanik-Hutt works with colleagues, legislators, and governmental agencies to remove unnecessary barriers to care and to create a regulatory environment which allows nurse practitioners to practice at the fullest extent of their abilities.