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National Board Appointment for Penn Nursing Professor

Sharon Y. Irving PhD, CRNP, FCCM, FAAN, FASPEN, Associate Professor of Pediatric Nursing and Vice-Chair of Penn Nursing’s Department of Family and Community Health, has been selected to serve on the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition’s (ASPEN) Board of Directors. The Board of Directors are responsible for developing the strategic vision and priorities of the organization. Her term will be one year, and it begins on June 1, 2022.

May 03, 2022

“I am honored to be appointed to the ASPEN Board of Directors and to represent nurses on the board. The learning, networking, and collaboration I have gained through my membership and active participation in ASPEN are immeasurable. I continue to grow as a nurse scientist with a clinical and research focus in nutrition care,” said Irving. “As the premier organization addressing the science and clinical aspects of nutrition care, I am very proud to serve the organization through Board membership. I look forward to participating in the envisioning, development, and sustainability of ASPEN as an organization addressing the nutrition care challenges faced by our patients, families, and health care providers.”

ASPEN has more than 6,000 members and continues its proud tradition of championing the best evidence-based nutrition care for patients and educating families and health care providers.

ASPEN is dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of clinical nutrition and metabolism. Founded in 1976, ASPEN is an interdisciplinary organization whose members are dedicated to the provision of clinical nutrition care, including parenteral and enteral nutrition both in the acute care and home environment. The international community of ASPEN is comprised of dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, basic scientists, students, and other health professionals from every facet of nutrition care clinical practice, research, and education.

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