Hartjes Named Coordinator of Acute Care DNP Track

Tonja Hartjes, DNP. ACNP/FNP-BC, CCRN-CSC, Clinical Associate Professor, has been named the Coordinator of the College’s Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) track. Hartjes has taught in the program since 2010 and has worked with the College of Nursing since 2005. Prior to that she was a clinical nurse educator at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System and for more than 20 years served as an acute care nurse practitioner in surgical critical care. She is nationally certified as an adult acute care nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner as well as a critical care registered nurse with cardiac surgery certification.

Hartjes is on the editorial board of the journals Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care, Journal of Palliative Care and Medicine, and the Journal of Pain and Relief, as well as serving as a peer reviewer for several nursing and critical care journals, and many critical care books. She is an active member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). Within AACN she serves as a regional leader as a Chapter Advisory Team (CAT) for Region 10. Additionally she serves on the Research Grant review panel and Scholarship Review Committee.  Hartjes is a Content Expert for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner’s certification exam for the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  She has obtained Trainer status with End of Life Nursing Consortium (ELNEC) Course Adult and Pediatrics.

“I am dedicated to helping our students meet their clinical and professional goals,” said Hartjes.