UTEP Nursing Faculty Named Fellows of American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Last Updated on June 26, 2020 at 12:00 AM
Originally published June 26, 2020
By Laura L. Acosta
Kathleen Cox, DNP, and Guillermina R. Solis, Ph.D., assistant professors of nursing at The University of Texas at El Paso, have been inducted as Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP).
Cox and Solis are among 71 nurse practitioner leaders to receive this honor in 2020. They join UTEP School of Nursing Dean Leslie K. Robbins, Ph.D., and Maria Amaya, Ph.D., professor and the school’s director of research, who were inducted into the FAANP in 2014 and 2011, respectively.
The FAANP program was established in 2000 to recognize nurse practitioner leaders who have made outstanding contributions to health care through clinical practice, research, education or policy.
“The School of Nursing is proud of the contributions Dr. Cox and Dr. Solis have made to the nursing profession,” Robbins said. “They serve as role models not only to our students, but also to colleagues who are inspired by their accomplishments.”
Cox joined the UTEP School of Nursing faculty in 2013 and became director of the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program in 2015. She is an acute care nurse practitioner with a vascular surgery practice in New Mexico. Cox has nearly 30 years of experience in nursing and academia. Her area of expertise is acute and critical care nursing.
Solis has been a member of the UTEP nursing faculty since 2008. She is director of the Family Nurse Practitioner program and her clinical certification is in family and geriatrics. Solis is a member of numerous local and national professional organizations and is a past president of the El Paso chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses.