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Sally Reel, PhD, RN, FNP, BC, FAAN, FAANP
Senior Advisor, Arizona Health Education Centers
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Sally Reel, PhD, RN, FNP, BC, FAAN, FAANP, is the Senior Advisor for the Arizona Health Education Centers (AzHEC) Program, university distinguished outreach professor, and clinical professor at the University of Arizona College of Nursing.
The AzAHEC program, has five regional centers that serve all 15 Arizona counties. AzAHEC is a critical health professions workforce development program for Arizona’s rural and urban underserved communities, and addresses all levels of health-care career development: career pipeline programs, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate health professions programs and continuing education for practicing professionals.
Among her many accomplishments as a clinical professor at the UA College of Nursing, Dr. Reel secured outside funding to establish programs for rural health professions, acute care nurse practitioner, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and nursing workforce diversity. She also generated federal funding for the inaugural primary care clinic led by UA nurse practitioner faculty in partnership with other health sciences colleagues, focused on modeling and strengthening comprehensive team-based care. During more than a decade of service at the UA, Dr. Reel has garnered more than $18 million in funding for various projects. In 2004, Dr. Reel was inducted as a fellow into the prestigious American Academy of Nursing, recognizing her extensive and outstanding contributions to the field.