Dr. Julie Stanik-Hutt has more than 40 years of professional experience in acute and critical care nursing of adults and older adults, including 30 years as an APRN. She is certified as an adult Acute Care and as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist. Dr. Stanik-Hutt has more than 30 years academic teaching and engagement in national initiatives related to Acute Care NP education, certification, credentialing, and practice. She’s led a number of faculty development activities designed to support the integration of gerontology content, competencies, and clinical experiences into adult NP and CNS curricula. In 2016, she joined the faculty of the University of Iowa College of Nursing to create the Adult Gerontology – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner DNP program. Since then, three cohorts of post graduate certificate students have earned their AG-ACNP certification, and the first cohort of BSN to DNP AG-ACNP students will graduate next May. Dr. Stanik-Hutt is a past president of the American College of Nurse Practitioners and has held leadership positions in GAPNA, AACN, and NONPF. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and a veteran of the United States Navy.