March 22, 2006

Contact: Jenny Savage (505) 272-3651

Kenneth Miller, Ph.D., professor and associate dean for research and clinical scholarship at the UNM College of Nursing has been elected president of the American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP).

During his one year term as president, Miller will be positioned as a national advocate for all nurse practitioners in regards to clinical, legislative and policy issues affecting all nurse practitioners.

"I am most thankful and humbled that our membership elected me to represent them as their National spokesperson," said Miller of the appointment.

Dr. Miller has been a nurse educator/researcher for 23 years. Dr. Miller graduated from the University of Arizona , College of Nursing with a doctorate in Clinical Nursing Research in 1983 and received his post master's certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) in 1998 from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He currently practices as a FNP at the College of Nursing Family Practice Clinic in the Los Griegos Community Center .

The American College of Nurse Practitioners is a membership advocacy organization for nurse practitioners located in Washington D.C. ACNP is committed to keeping nurse practitioners current on legislative, regulatory and clinical practice issues.