Clinical Associate Professor Tonja Hartjes, DNP, ACNP/FNP-BC, CCRN-CSC has been named a 2017 Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. The purpose of the AANP Fellows is to impact national and global health by engaging recognized nurse practitioners to lead new initiatives and support the AANP mission. Hartjes will officially be recognized in June during the AANP National Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The University of Florida College of Nursing now boasts four FAANPs, including Kim Curry, PhD, ARNP, FAANP, Versie Johnson-Mallard, PhD, ARNP, FAAN, FAANP, and Pam Pieper, PhD, ARNP, PPCNP-BC, FAANP.
Hartjes is the Track Coordinator within the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Track. She teaches didactic and clinical courses for the graduate and doctoral programs.
The FAANP program provides a forum to extend and enhance Fellows’ efforts to mentor and to facilitate leadership development of NPs. The FAANP program is dedicated to the global advancement of NPs and the high-quality health care they deliver. By engaging recognized NP leaders who have made outstanding contributions to NP education, policy, clinical practice or research, and developing NP leaders of the future. AANP Fellows are leaders whose scholarly and forward-thinking contributions have led to meaningful improvements to health care.
Hartjes is an active member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) and has serves in several volunteer positions within the organization. She has been invited to speak at many times at AACNs Annual Critical Care Conference, National Teaching Institute (NTI). She is a Content Expert for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner’s certification exam for the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has served as editor for two publications, sits on four editorial boards, is an author and a peer reviewer for several nursing & critical care journals, and many critical care textbooks. Hartjes has obtained Trainer status with End of Life Nursing Consortium (ELNEC) Course Adult and Pediatrics. Currently she is assisting with the implementation of Palliative Care with the critical care units at UF Health.
Hartjes has 30 years of ICU experience, which has focused on surgical critical care and palliative care. She has worked in many different capacities such as staff nurse, Nurse Manager, Clinical Nurse Educator, Clinical Nurse Specialist and ARNP. She has worked as Clinical Faculty with the University of Florida since 2005.