Dr. Susan Apold, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, was honored with the American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) Leadership award, which recognizes an individual who has provided consistent and outstanding leadership to ACNP.
Dr. Apold served on the ACNP’s Board of Directors for several years and as President in 2003. Upon presenting Dr. Apold the award, Judy Hendricks, current President of ACNP said “[Susan’s] term of office as president straddled a period of time when ACNP was growing from infancy to adolescence, and many of Susan’s achievements and decisions as president have enabled this organization to grow and prosper. I have no doubt that Susan’s leadership will continue to assist this organization and will continue to allow it to thrive.” Since completing her term as President of ACNP, Dr. Apold has served as Chair of the 2004 and 2005 ACNP National Clinical Conferences, working with ACNP leadership and volunteers to develop a strong educational program and recruit speakers.
Charles L. Flynn, Jr. President of the College of Mount Vincent, commended the ACNP on their selection saying, "By presenting Dr. Apold this important award, the ACNP has set the highest standards of leadership and service for future honorees."
As Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Apold oversees the College’s 30 undergraduate degree programs as well as master’s degree programs in nursing and education. In addition to her responsibilities at Mount Saint Vincent and involvement in numerous professional organizations Dr. Apold is an Adult Nurse Practitioner in private practice.
Founded in 1993, the American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) is a national non-profit membership organization focused on advocacy and keeping Nurse Practitioners informed of legislative, regulatory and clinical practice issues that affect them in the rapidly changing health care arena.