APIC announces new ‘Fellows’ program

To learn more about the APIC Fellow designation and how to apply, visit www.apic.org/fellow. The 2016 application deadline is March 31.

The Fellow of APIC status will be awarded to APIC members in good standing who have demonstrated superior competency in infection prevention through certification in infection prevention and control (CIC®), length of practice and academic degrees, publications and presentations, and other activities that demonstrate their experience and leadership in the field.

“Many of our members are not only advanced, certified practitioners of infection prevention, but are also influential leaders,” said APIC President Susan A. Dolan, RN, MS, CIC. “The purpose of this new designation is to distinguish and celebrate experts who consistently contribute to the advancement of the infection prevention profession.”

Infection preventionists lead intervention teams committed to reducing healthcare-associated infections. APIC’s competency model identifies three distinct ability levels of the infection preventionist: novice, proficient, and expert. The Fellow of APIC designation recognizes professionals who have made the transition to expert status.