Campbell-Heider named IntNSA fellow

Published November 19, 2015

Nancy Campbell-Heider, associate professor in the School of Nursing, has been named a fellow in the International Academy of Addictions Nurses (FIAAN).

The FIAAN is a fellowship of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA), a professional organization committed to the prevention and treatment of addictive disorders. Fellows are recognized for their contributions through practice, teaching, advocacy, administration and research to the field of addictions nursing.

Campbell-Heider received the honor at the IntNSA 39th Annual Educational Conference held last month in Charlotte.

Her research focuses on high-risk teenage behaviors, especially those related to addiction, and developing innovative educational programs for nurses.

In 2006, she revamped the UB Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program to include a focus on addiction in primary care, the first in the nation to prepare FNPs to sit for the certification exam in both family health and advanced practice addictions nursing

Also an adjunct professor of dental medicine, Campbell-Heider is currently the project director for a $1.1 million grant to enhance the understanding of oral-systemic health among nurses through education and collaborative practice with dental professionals.

A fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, she is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Addictions Nursing.

Through her career, she has amassed more than 45 publications and 24 grants totaling nearly $5 million in funding. She holds several awards as well, including the 2010 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Campbell-Heider received a doctoral degree in nursing and a master’s degree in clinical family health nursing from the University of Rochester and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Winona State College.