Local nurse practitioner to be honored at national conference


Dr. Amanda Chaney of Ponte Vedra Beach will be among the recipients of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2018 State Award for Excellence at the AANP National Conference June 26-July 1 in Denver.

The State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence, founded in 1991, recognizes a nurse practitioner (NP) in a state who demonstrates excellence in practice. In 1993, the State Award for Nurse Practitioner Advocate was added to recognize the efforts of individuals who have made a significant contribution toward increasing awareness and recognition of NPs.

Chaney is a nurse practitioner at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and a graduate of the University of North Florida. Chaney holds academic appointment as an assistant professor in medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and holds an associate appointment in transplant medicine.

She cares for liver transplant and hepatology patients and is the chair of the Advance Practice Provider Subcommittee. She has authored over 10 peer-reviewed articles and is the author of the bestselling book, “Fast Facts in GI and Liver Disease for Nurses: What APRNs Need To Know In a Nutshell,” by Springer Publishing. Chaney has presented on topics including sepsis, post op care of the transplant patient, malnutrition, liver disease management, professional development and leadership.

Chaney was inducted as a fellow with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in 2017. She is an active member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Florida Nurse Practitioner Network (FNPN) and American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), and Sigma Theta Tau International, Lambda Rho-at-Large Chapter.