Forty for 40: Stephanie Ahmed, DNP '08
For the past several years, Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners President Stephanie Ahmed, DNP ’08, RN, has lobbied the state’s Legislature to pass a bill that would improve overall patient care, greatly reduce the length of time it takes someone to see a medical professional, and potentially save billions of dollars in health care costs over the next decade.
“It will modernize the statutes for Massachusetts advanced practice nurses and allow nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists to practice to the full extent of their education and training,” says Dr. Ahmed, who has filed the bill again during the current legislative session. “It will improve patient care, and in the end that’s what everyone should be striving for.”
Dr. Ahmed in 2008 was one of the first three graduates of the IHP’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program. She has been director of Ambulatory Nursing at Brigham and Women’s Hospital since 2011. In April 2017, she received the President’s Award from the American Nurses Association of Massachusetts.