Congratulations Jennifer Kuretski, APRN-DNP as NPCPBC Nurse Practitioner of the year for 2018.
Jenn’s involvement spans well beyond her role as Vice President for the Nurse Practitioner Council of Palm Beach County; from the classroom, to the workplace, to the community, she plays an active role in increasing awareness and recognition of Nurse Practitioners.
She currently works as a professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University and practices clinically as a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Infectious Diseases. She recently opened up her own clinic in West Palm Beach where she provides both primary care services as well as specialty counseling regarding sexually transmitted infections including pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV. She is the Degree Track Chair for the NP Program at PBA, and she has also created a mentoring program there for new grad nurse practitioners to assist them in the transition from students to autonomous practitioners. She serves as the Secretary for the Chi Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau at PBA, and she previously served as adjunct faculty for the University of Miami MSN and DNP programs.
Professionally, she has been involved in many conference presentations. She presented at the N.O.N.P.F. Conference (National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties) along with Elaine Kauschinger from Duke about
"An Informational semi-structured online Intercollegiate Mentorship Experience." She has also presented at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Conference, and recently found out her abstract was accepted to be presented at the AANP Conference this June 2019. Jenn has participated in over 50 clinical trials since she started practicing as a Nurse Practitioner.
Throughout her almost 10 years of practicing as a Nurse Practitioner, she has accomplished more than many do in a lifetime. Her contributions to our profession span well beyond our local community and can be summed up by her motto “care for all, lead by example, and above all continue to inspire others.”