CHHS faculty member earns Advocate State Award for Excellence in New Hampshire

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Marcy Ainslie, assistant professor of nursing in the UNH College of Health and Human Services, was honored by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as the 2023 recipient of the AANP Advocate State Award for Excellence in New Hampshire.

Ainslie was recognized in an announcement from the AANP for her “contribution as an advocate on behalf of nurse practitioners and their patients.” The award is given annually to a nurse practitioner in each state “who demonstrates excellence in clinical care.” Advocates throughout the country are nominated for the award by AANP members.

Ainslie is a nurse practitioner and is in clinical practice with the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester in Manchester, New Hampshire. She has 23 years of experience as a nurse practitioner in the areas of family practice, urgent care and substance use disorder.

She has also served as academic faculty for 12 years, teaching many students who have gone on to join the nurse practitioner workforce. Her area of research is in competency-based assessments in advanced practice nursing and telehealth implementation in curriculum and clinical practice.

Ainslie was also the recipient of the New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association 2022 Lifetime of Service Award and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty Fellowship for 2023. She is chair of the Nurse Practitioner Task Force for nonprofit organization Aquifer.