Susan Wysocki

Susan WysockiTitle: President, Chief Executive Officer

Company: National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health

Location: Washington, DC

Washington, DC, March 21, 2011, Susan J. Wysocki, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, has been recognized by Elite American Nurses for dedication, leadership and achievements in health care advocacy.

A 36-year veteran of patient care, Ms. Wysocki takes pride in her role as a representative of her fellow nurses. She brings leadership and a wealth of practical experience to the NPWH, an organization dedicated to representing nurse practitioners who provide care to women in primary settings and specialty practices. Best noted for her expertise in health care advocacy, Ms. Wysocki ensures the implementation of proper guidelines for women’s health issues, testifies before the Federal Drug Administration, manages public relations, and writes newsletters and grant proposals.

Ms. Wysocki has worn many hats over the course of her long career, acquiring valuable experience in sundry aspects of the health care field, from nursing and scientific research to publishing and public relations. Her efforts were recognized with a Commissioner’s Citation in 2004 by the United States Food and Drug Administration, a Sharp Cutting Edge Award for Leadership in 2003 by the American College of Nurse Practitioners, and an award for political activism in 2003 by The Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Wysocki attributes the success that she has found in different endeavors to an unquenchable curiosity, an ability to communicate complex ideas succintly, and a willingness to fight for her colleagues. 

Respected by her peers, Ms. Wysocki has occupied positions of leadership in various organizations. She is a founding member of Adult Women’s Health Alliance, the editor-in-chief of the journal Women’s Healthcare, the chairman of the board of Catholics for Choice, the chairwoman of the National Alliance of Nurse Practitioners, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Additionally, she was the founding president of the American College of Nurse Practitioners.

Ms. Wysocki earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Boston College, and became a certified nurse practitioner through the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry and Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. When she is away from her professional duties, she enjoys boating, swimming and reading.

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