Christy Yates, MS, FNP-BC, NP-C, AE-C, i is member of the Fitzgerald faculty. Fitzgerald Health Education Associates is an international provider of nurse practitioner certification preparation and continuing education for healthcare providers. She presents programs on asthma, allergy and immunology.
Ms. Yates is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She also is certified as an asthma educator by the National Asthma Educator Certification Board. She practices as a family nurse practitioner full-time at Family Allergy and Asthma in Louisville, KY and for years has continued her interest in primary care by practicing internal medicine and family medicine in addition to her specialty in allergy, asthma and immunology.
She has been published in The Nurse Practitioner Journal, The Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Nurse Practitioner Journal. Ms Yates received the prestigious 2013 State Award for Excellence for Kentucky by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has presented numerous lectures on a wide variety of clinical topics at local, regional and national NP conferences, including the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives as well as the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Clinicians. Ms. Yates is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She is also a member of the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners for which she has served in leadership roles over the years including chair and co-chairperson of the Annual Regional Kentucky NP Conference. She has mentored nurse practitioner students for years, and received the outstanding preceptor award from Spalding University, Louisville, KY, in recognition of her service.
Ms. Yates most recent continuing education recordings include Acute Asthma Exacerbations and Acute Uncomplicated Bronchitis: An Evidence-based Approach to Management, Allergic Rhinitis: A Focus on Assessment and Intervention, Asthma in Adults and Adolescents: Are They at Risk for an Exacerbation?, Asthma Update: An Evidence-based Approach to Management Throughout the Lifespan, which are all available through Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, at fhea.com.