Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Administration Medical Center
Susan M. Schrand, MSN, CRNP is a family nurse practitioner who is currently working at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Administration Medical Center providing primary care to Veterans. She is the former chief executive officer for the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners (PCNP), the professional NP association which represents the interests of over 9,900 Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNPs). As a leader in state nursing policy, she has helped to improve and finalize CRNP regulation revisions following Governor Rendell's Scope of Practice Laws in 2007, successfully championed Act 68 of 2012 that amends the Vital Statistic Law to allow CRNPs to sign death certificates for their patients, and continues to work in collaboration with other associations and state department leaders across the Commonwealth to maximize full use of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). In June, she assumed the Region 3 Director for the Board of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Sue speaks routinely on the subjects of health care reform, access to care, health policy and professionalism in nursing. Sue was a 2009 recipient of the Bux-Mont Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award and served on the Corbett Administration transition team for Health and Aging. In 2014, Sue was given the AANP Nurse Practitioners Advocate State Award for Excellence from Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her Master's degree at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia with board certification in family health. Susan is a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.