Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association

Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association 2018 Annual Conference

Hotel Captain Cook
939 West 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 8:00am AT - Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 5:00pm AT
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939 West 5th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501



Additional Information

Joyce Marth Knestrick, PhD, C-FNP, APRN, FAANP
President of AANP

Dr. Joyce Marth Knestrick, PhD, C-FNP, APRN, FAANP is the President of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She practices as a family nurse practitioner at Wheeling Health Right in Wheeling, WV. Dr. Knestrick earned a PhD at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, a Master's Degree in Nursing with a focus on primary care from West Virginia University, a BSN from Wheeling College, an ADN from Community College of Allegheny County and a BS in chemistry from Point Park College. She has twenty-five years of experience as a family nurse practitioner working in clinics that serve low income and underserved populations both in urban and rural Appalachian areas.

A registered nurse for over 30 years, Dr. Knestrick has a variety of teaching experience at the diploma, BSN, MSN and Doctorate level. As an organizational leader, she has served as an adjunct professor in organizational leadership master's programs. She has served multiple clinical roles as a family nurse practitioner, a nurse manager, and a registered nurse in critical care, medical surgical, pediatric, and long-term care settings.

Dr. Knestrick's research agenda focuses on the health of low-income populations with a focus on issues that impact those populations such as smoking, hope, spirituality and access to care. As a nurse educator, she has twenty years as a distance educator and has been a pioneer in distance education for nurse practitioners. She serves on several committees for NONPF. She and her husband of 40 years enjoy their time together with their three grown children.

Wednesday night Paint Class - Full Brochure

Dr. Maria Kidner, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Dr. Maria Kidner, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP Whole Health & Wellness Director at Peak Wellness Center Former teaching in Rwanda at Duke University Hospital Former Nurse Practitioner at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Studied Nursing at University of Wyoming Studied Doctor of Nursing Practice-Family Nurse Practitioner at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Went to Central High School (Rapid City, South Dakota) Lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming Additional speakers include: Dr. Shannon Hilton, DNP Dr. Maria Kidner, DNP Dr, Emily Skrocki, DNP Markian Babij, ND Jon Manwaring, ANP Gail Bernth, ANP

Additional speakers include:

  • Dr. Shannon Hilton, DNP
  • Dr. Maria Kidner, DNP
  • Dr. Emily Skrocki, DNP
  • Markian Babij, ND
  • Jon Manwaring, ANP
  • Gail Bernth, ANP

We also have a skills tract this year! These classes cannot be purchased unless one signs up for the full day of classes for the day the skills class is held. These classes are LIMITED ENROLLMENT! Sign up quickly for a seat!

Hotel Information:

This years Conference will be at Hotel Captain Cook Located in Downtown Anchorage, Alaska. Hotel Captain Cook is Anchorage's only true luxury hotel. Located in what is now the bustling hub of America's gateway to the Pacific Rim, the Hotel Captain Cook caters to the international traveler, dignitary, business and leisure traveler with the service and meticulous attention to detail for which the hotel is justly famous. The Captain Cook is offering a special room rate for ANPA conference participants, $145 a night + tax. Click here to make reservations.

Group Discount ends September 3rd!



Go to: (not reservations counter, Expedia, or

  • Scroll to the bottom of page, click “check availability”
  • Under the special codes toggle, please input your group code, “ANPA18”
  • Use the calendar to choose your desired dates for your stay.

May call to make reservation:

Phone:  (907) 276-6000

Identify yourself as with the Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association or ANPA to obtain group discount. 

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