Valerie J. Fuller, PhD, DNP, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, CWON-AP, CFCN, RNFA, FAANP, FNAP, is a Fitzgerald faculty member. She presents the Fitzgerald Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam Review & Advanced Practice Update.
Dr. Fuller is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, where she serves as Director of the AGACNP program and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. As a certified Adult Gerontology Acute Care and Family Nurse Practitioner, she practices at Maine Medical Center in Portland and Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. She is also an Advanced Practice Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse (CWON-AP), Certified Foot Care RN (CFCN), and Registered Nurse First Assist (RFNA).
Dr. Fuller received her PhD at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ, and her DNP at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. She is on the Board of Directors of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), President of the Maine State Board of Nursing, and Past President of the Maine Nurse Practitioner Association. Dr. Fuller is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and a Fellow of the National Academies of Practice. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters and presents regularly at local, state, and national conferences. She is actively involved in legislative and healthcare policy in Maine and is a 2017 recipient of the Elaine Elllibee Award from the NCSBN.
In addition to the organizations listed previously, Dr. Fuller is also a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, and the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society. Dr. Fuller is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.