University of Arizona College of Nursing faculty member Allen Prettyman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP is moving into a new leadership role at the College. He will assume the role of Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program effective June 1. Dr. Prettyman had been serving as the Interim Director of the DNP program since February and was chosen for the position after a national search.
A fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) and a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Nursing, Dr. Prettyman joined the UArizona Nursing in 2015. He served as the College’s Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty Coordinator and the Director of Faculty Practice.
“After a national search, it was clear that Dr. Prettyman was the right person for this position because he brings a wealth of experience in academia, teaching and administrative,” said Community and Systems Health Science Division Chair Terry Badger, PhD, RN.
"It is my honor to lead a team of extraordinary faculty to educate future generations of nurses achieve unsurpassed excellence in nursing practice," ~ Allen Prettyman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP
Dr. Prettyman said “It is my honor to lead a team of extraordinary faculty to educate future generations of nurses achieve unsurpassed excellence in nursing practice.”
Dr. Prettyman received his PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Delaware and is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner with more than 25 years’ experience. He applies his expertise in interdisciplinary preventive healthcare and blends it with his administrative experience to lead healthcare innovations. His educational trajectory has focused on families and applying a holistic model and approach to healthcare. Dr. Prettyman has worked tirelessly to provide nursing students with an interdisciplinary educational platform to learn and apply clinical skills. Additionally, he successfully balances the role of expert nurse practitioner providing care to individuals with administration responsibilities such as staffing, outcomes research protections, and budget. Striving for unsurpassed excellence in clinical outcomes, he has developed ongoing collaborative relationships with interdisciplinary translational researchers. Dr. Prettyman’s research has been published in the Journal of Nurse Practitioners, The Gerontologist and the American Journal of Physiology, to name a few.