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Julie Stanik-Hutt: Faculty Directory

Julie A. Stanik-Hutt, PhD, ACNP/GNP-BC, CCNS, FAAN

Associate Professor
Julie Stanik-Hutt
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"Practice is the essence of nursing and experience is a requisite for expertise." Benner, 1984

Julie Stanik-Hutt is a national leader on advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) education, certification, practice, and policy issues. She was a leader of the successful effort to pass a 2015 Maryland law that provides nurse practitioners full practice authority by removing a mandate that they maintain “attestation agreements” with physicians as a pre-condition of licensing. The law frees nurse practitioners to better serve patients, especially in rural and underserved areas. She is a past president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and serves on health policy committees for several national organizations. She co-authored the landmark 2011 systematic review of research on the safety, quality, and effectiveness of APRN care that has been used to enact regulatory changes in many states. An adult acute care and geriatric nurse practitioner and a critical care clinical nurse specialist, Dr. Stanik-Hutt has more than 40 years of experience in critical care nursing, including 10 years of NP practice experience working with inpatient cardiology patients and six years treating organ transplant recipients. Her research on procedural pain in acutely and critically ill individuals has improved care for thousands. In 2014, she was awarded the Flame of Excellence by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses in recognition of  sustained contributions to advanced practice nursing. Dr. Stanik-Hutt works with colleagues, legislators, and governmental agencies to remove unnecessary barriers to APRN care and to create a regulatory environment that allows NPs to practice to the fullest extent of their abilities.

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Healthcare policy; cardiovascular, geriatrics, organ transplant
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