HSC's Dr. Tracy Hicks reelected board member-at-large of the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Thursday, May 2, 2024

HSC's Tracy HicksTracy Hicks, DNP, MBA, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, FIAAN, FAANP, associate professor at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s College of Nursing, was recently re-elected as board member-at-large of the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Hicks manages her own practice in East Texas, serving mental health, addiction and primary care needs. She’s leading the development of the College of Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practice (MSN-PMHNP) program launching in fall 2025.*

“Dr. Hick’s extensive experience in mental health and substance use disorders is already a vital asset to our College of Nursing team. The addition of this exceptional national honor is one more example of the high caliber of our faculty,” said Dr. Cindy Weston, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CHSE, FAANP, FAAN, founding dean and professor at the College of Nursing. “I am grateful and humbled Dr. Hicks chose to serve on our faculty and is dedicated to leading our new MSN-PMHNP program.”

Prior to her role at HSC, Hicks served as the inaugural program coordinator for Texas Christian University’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, and she holds a certification in addictions through the Addictions Nursing Certification Board. Additionally, she is a Fellow of the International Academy of Addictions Nursing.

Her two-year board term begins July 1.

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties. It represents the interests of the more than 385,000 licensed NPs in the U.S.

AANP provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NPs’ patients and other health care consumers. As The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®, AANP represents the interests of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered health care.

The Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners program was established in 2000 and is dedicated to the advancement of NPs and the high-quality health care they provide. AANP Fellows are NP leaders who have made outstanding contributions to NP education, policy, clinical practice and research.

*HSC’s MSN-PMHNP degree is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the Texas Board of Nursing and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). 

From HSC Newsroom - Our People by Kate Lino