Released on July 9, 2024

Jacqueline LaManna ’13PhD was inducted in the 2024 Class of Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for outstanding achievements and service.

Jacqueline LaManna stands in center wearing a medal and holding a plaque, next to her two Fellow nominators
UCF College of Nursing Associate Professor Jacqueline LaManna (center) was inducted on June 27 in the 2024 Class of Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners®

Associate Professor Jacqueline LaManna is among 33 nurse practitioner leaders from across the U.S. inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). The 2024 Class of Fellows were inducted on June 27 during the 2024 American Association of Nurse Practitioners® Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

The prestigious FAANP program recognizes nurse practitioners who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and contributions to education, policy, clinical practice and research in the field. More than 940 nurse practitioners to-date have been inducted into the elite group of Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners®, which is the largest professional nurse practitioner membership organization representing more than 385,000 licensed nurse practitioners in the U.S.

A nationally recognized diabetes expert, LaManna has focused her 30 years of practice on improving care and outcomes for people with diabetes especially underserved populations. In addition, she has made valuable contributions with her research focused on diabetes self-management education and pregnancy-related diabetes. She is a board-certified adult nurse practitioner and holds national certifications in advanced diabetes management and diabetes self-management education and support.

One of her contributions is creating the first comprehensive diabetes disease management program in Brevard County, Florida. The program received national recognition. Currently, she provides diabetes-related pregnancy care at a specialty clinic with the Florida Department of Health in Brevard County serving medically underserved women.

A faculty member of UCF’s College of Nursing for 20 years, LaManna currently mentors future nurse practitioners as director of the Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner doctoral programs. A certified telehealth educator, she recently served as a member of the National Telehealth Toolkit Taskforce and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Telehealth Committee. In those roles, she developed national nurse practitioner student competencies in telehealth delivery.

In her career, LaManna has received several honors for her contributions to education and practice. Last year, she was honored by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties with an Outstanding Nurse Practitioner Educator Award.

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