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					     Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP
                                 85 Flagship Drive
                          North Andover, MA 01845-6154
                  Business (978) 794-8366, FAX (978) 794-2455
                 Email – peg@fhea.com Website – www.fhea.com



                                    EDUCATION
1993 - 2006
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, Francis Payne Bolton School
of Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice
1984 - 1986
University of Lowell, Lowell, MA, Masters of Science in Nursing, Family and
Community Health, Family Nurse Practitioner Role Preparation, Honors GPA
1977 - 1983
Salem State College, Salem, MA, Division of Continuing Education, Bachelor of
Science in Nursing, with Honors
1968 – 1970
Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA, Associate Degree in
Science, Nursing Major

                          PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1994 – Present
Founder and President, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc. an NP-
owned company dedicated to helping nurse practitioners and advanced practice
nurses achieve certification and maintain professional competence by providing
live continuing education seminars including NP Certification Exam and Practice
Preparation courses, Pharmacology Updates, Clinical Skills Workshops, web and
computer based learning courses, audio/video learning modules and books.
Responsible for product development, program planning and speaker
development.
June 1986 - Present
Family Nurse Practitioner, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence,
MA. Primary Health Care Provider in a family centered health care center
serving an ethnically diverse, inner city population. Clinical practice includes
obstetric, infant, child and adult health care - a significant portion of practice in
same-day urgent care. Clinical preceptor for nurse practitioner and medical
students. Adjunct clinical faculty position with Family Practice Residency
Program sponsored by the Health Center.
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1982 – Present
Educational Consultant, Develop and provide continuing education for numerous
health care organizations, including: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners,
American College of Nurse Practitioners, American Heart Association, NPACE,
New England College Health Association, University of Colorado, Texas Tech
University, Boston Children’s Hospital, New Hampshire Technical Institute,
Medical Education Systems, Inc., Springhouse Corporation-NCNP, Royal
College of Nursing (London), Vanderbilt University, The United States Embassy
(Dominican Republic), Life Planning Institute (Tokyo, Japan), The College of
Nursing of Ontario, Ryerson Polytechnic University (Toronto), Queen Elizabeth
Hospital (Hong Kong), Sungkyunkwan University (Seoul, Korea), Chung Nam
National University (Daejeon, Korea) Ulsaan University (Seoul, Korea),
numerous state and regional nurse practitioner associations and numerous
pharmaceutical companies including: GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Astra Zeneca,
Pharmacia, Janssen-Ortho-McNeil, 3M Pharmaceuticals and Sepracor.
June 1997 – Present
Visiting Professor, Penn State School of Nursing, College of Health and Human
Development, State College, PA; University of Massachusetts, Graduate School
of Nursing, Worcester, MA; Simmons College, Graduate School for Health
Studies, Boston, MA; Simmons - University of New England Collaborative
Program, Westbrook College Campus, Portland, ME; Husson College, Graduate
Program in Family and Community Health Nursing, Bangor, ME. Primary area of
responsibility included credit courses in clinical pharmacology and invited
presentations on issues of clinical diagnosis, pharmacology, professional issues,
and adult and pediatric primary care.
September 1998 – April 2007
Contributing Editor, Certification Issues, Advance for Nurse Practitioners.
Responsible for quarterly article on issues of NP certification
November 2006 - Present
Member, University of Massachusetts Lowell Nursing Advisory Board
April 2006 - Present
Co-Chair, MinuteClinic National Clinical Quality Advisory Council, a nine-member
panel that brings together nationally recognized health care leaders from a
variety of specialties to contribute strategic creativity, clinical guidance and
quality improvement ideas to MinuteClinic services.
January 2006 – Present
Contributing Editor, Lab Logic, The Nurse Practitioner Journal. Responsible for
quarterly article on issues of laboratory diagnosis.
1999 – Present
Editorial Board Member, The Nurse Practitioner Journal, Medscape Nurses Ask
the Experts, Lexi-Comp, Inc., Prescriber’s Letter, American Nurse Today
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1992 – Present
Editorial Consultant, Manuscript and book review for publishers of NP focused
materials including Mosby, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, F. A. Davis,
Springhouse, Bimark, Harcourt Health Sciences and Saunders publishers.
2001 – Present
Panelist, Special Edition monographs, Medical Crossfire, Liberty
Communications Network, Inc.
1993 - Present
Expert Witness, Legal consultant in issues related to nursing and nurse
practitioner standards of care in a variety of legal cases.
January 1996 – March 1998
Associate Clinical Editor, Clinical Excellence, a peer reviewed nurse practitioner
journal. Primary area of responsibility - production of a bimonthly pharmacology
column, recruiting authors and assisting with article review and editing.
1996 - 1997
Consultant, College of Nurse of Ontario, Provided advice and counsel on
development of nurse practitioner practice requirements for the province of
Ontario, Canada.
1994 – 1996
Pharmacology Column Editor, Journal of the American Academy of Nurse
Practitioners. Responsible for researching, writing and/or editing monthly
pharmacological intervention column.
September 1988 – June 1997
Assistant Professor, Graduate School for Health Studies, Graduate Program in
Primary Health Care Nursing Simmons College, Boston, MA, Simmons –
University of New England Collaborative Program, Westbrook College Campus,
Portland, ME. Responsibilities included student advisement, clinical and
classroom instruction and continuing education pharmacology series for Nurse
Practitioners.
1988 - 1989
Per Diem Staff Nurse, Intermediate Care Unit, St. John's Hospital, Lowell, MA
1986 - 1988
Instructor, University of Lowell, Division of Continuing Education, Lowell, MA.
Classroom instruction for Senior Level RN to BSN students.
1986 - 1988
Coordinator, South Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, MA.
Administrative responsibilities including protocol development, grant research
and writing, special projects and management of branch clinic. Acted as clinical
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preceptor for undergraduate and graduate nursing students and medical
students.
1985, 1989, 1990
Nurse Practitioner Volunteer, Served as health care provider in a two week
experience, delivering health in Port Au Prince, Haiti and rural and urban regions
of the Dominican Republic.
1985 - 1986
Teaching Assistant, University of Lowell, Lowell, MA. Clinical Instructor for
generic nursing students in critical care areas and skills laboratory.
1985 - 1986
Per Diem Staff Nurse and Instructor, Nursing Department, St. John's Hospital,
Lowell, MA. Staff Nurse, Visiting Program, Greater Lawrence Home Health,
North Andover, MA.
1983 - 1986
Instructor, Middlesex Community College, Bedford, MA, Conducted numerous
seminars and credit courses for health care professionals.
1982 - 1985
Instructor, Critical Care, St. John's Hospital, Lowell, MA, Assessed learning
needs of nursing staff in critical care units and provided appropriate educational
activities.
1979 - 1982
Head Nurse, Intermediate Care, St. John's Hospital, Lowell, MA, Nursing
management responsibility in decentralized setting for a 13 bed critical care unit
with annual admission rate of 1200 and professional staff of forty nurses.
1972 - 1979
Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Unit, St. John's Hospital, Lowell, MA
1970 – 1972
Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Unit, Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence, MA


                         AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
December 2007
Invited NP business expert judge for Advance for Nurse Practitioners 2007 Nurse
Practitioner Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Results published in December
2007 issue of Advance for Nurse Practitioners.
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May 2006
Alumni Award for Outstanding Clinical Competence. Given in recognition of
outstanding clinical competence by Case Western Reserve University, Frances
Payne Bolton School of Nursing.
April 2006
Recipient of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Lifetime
Achievement Award given “in recognition of vision and accomplishments in
successfully developing and promoting the nurse practitioner role.”
February 2006
Invited contributor as one of 40 influential NPs in the “Celebrate 20/40” campaign
commemorating the 20-year history of AANP and the 40-year history of the nurse
practitioner role, which received three top honors from the Texas Public
Relations Association (TPRA) recognizing the finest work produced each year by
public relations professionals throughout the state of Texas.
January 2006
American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Award for Advanced
Practice, for the 2nd edition of Fitzgerald, M.A. (2005) Nurse Practitioner
Certification Examination and Practice Preparation, published by F.A. Davis
Company.
January 10, 2006
Subject of a full-length article in the Lawrence Eagle Tribune entitled “Heading
Overseas to Share her Expertise.”
July 2005
Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – an earned designation conferred by the
National Speakers Association (NSA) and the International Federation of
Professional Speakers (IFPS). The CSP is the speaking profession’s
international measure of speaking experience and skill.
June 2004
Recipient of the American College of Nurse Practitioner’s Nancy Sharp Cutting
Edge Award recognizing efforts “above and beyond the call of duty” on behalf of
the nurse practitioner community.
February 2001
Featured as one of the Nation’s 25 Most Influential NPs by the Nurse Practitioner
Journal.
June 2000
Charter Fellow of the Fellows of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
for outstanding contributions to the Academy and the Nurse Practitioner
profession.
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March 2000
Member, Annapolis Nurse Practitioner Think Tank, National NP Marketing
Campaign. Appointed to twenty-five member group of national Nurse
Practitioner representatives.
May 1999
Outstanding Nurse Award for Clinical Practice. Given in recognition of
outstanding clinical practice by the Merrimac Valley Area Health Education
Center.
November 1995
National Teaching Excellence Award. Given in recognition for outstanding
clinical presentations at NPACE conference and national teaching reputation.
Spring 1994
Subject of a full-length article in the Boston Globe on the nurse practitioner
practice in the Greater Boston area.
1991
NPACE Educator of the Year. Award given in recognition of a nurse practitioner
who has made significant contribution to NPACE conferences, is recognized for
exemplary educational presentations and who serves a teaching role model for
nurse practitioners.
September 1986
Subject of feature length article in The Lowell Sun (MA) on changing role of
nursing and nursing practice.


                 COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
1992 – Present
Professional Member, National Speakers Association
1992 - Present
Member, Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, Merrimack Valley
Regional groups, Corporate Sponsor, Legislative Breakfast
1992 - Present
Charter Member, American College of Nurse Practitioners, Corporate Sponsor,
Annual NP Summit, 1997, 1998, 1999
1989 - Present
Member, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Member of
Research Awards Committee, Corporate Sponsor Small Research Grant, 1998
to present
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1986 - Present
Member, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Corporate sponsor of NP
Student Research Grant through the AANP Foundation, 1998 to present
1986 - Present
Member, American Nurses Association
1982 - Present
Member, Eta Omega Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau. Past chair of the Awards
Committee
1995 - 2000
Founding member, Reach Out To Read, a volunteer project designed to help
encourage reading skills in Latino children. Assisted in designing and
implementing program at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center. Member
of subcommittee to enhance parental literacy.
1996 - 1998
Member, NPACE Clinical Advisory Board, Advisement to continuing education
company on content for upcoming conferences.
1992 - 1997
Invited Member, Faculty and Minority Mentorship Task Force, national task force
to encourage NP student practice with minority populations and facilitate minority
recruitment to NP practice. Sponsored by US Public Health Service and
American Association of Colleges of Nursing .
1992 - 1996
Board Member, NPACE, Director of a NP founded non-profit educational group
that plans and supplies national educational programs for more than 4500 NPs
annually. Member of Product Development Committee and of Clinical Advisory
Board in Pediatrics and Adult Health.
1991 - 1994
Member, Practice Advisory Group, Board of Registration in Nursing,
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Member of fifteen-person group advising the
Board of Registration on issues pertinent to nursing practice.
1990 - 1993
Director, Intercultural Nursing, Inc., Topsfield, MA, an organization sponsoring
nursing activities in the developing nations of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
1985 - 1989
Trustee, Merrimack Valley Health Planning Council. Reviewed and
recommended on the health care needs of a socio-economically diverse region.
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1983 - 1986
Item Writer and Reviewer, American Association of Critical Care Nurses
1982 - 1990
Member, American Heart Association Emergency Cardiac Care Committee,
Northeast District, Past-Chairperson of the Program Committee.

                  SELECT PUBLICATIONS 1994 – PRESENT
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2008) Been There, Done That: Tips for Success in Launching
Your Own Venture, FPB Nursing: Reunion Issue, Fall 2008.
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2008) Lab Logic Column: Restless Leg Syndrome: Iron
Important, The Nurse Practitioner. April 2008, Volume 33, Number 4
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2008) Pharyngitis: Evaluation and Treatment Issues,
Redefining Healthcare - High-Quality Acute Care, A Supplement to The Nurse
Practitioner. March 2008
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2008) Certification Myths: Get the Facts, Advance for Nurse
Practitioners Guide for NP Graduates and Senior Students. Inaugural Issue,
March 2008
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2008) Lab Logic Column: Hyponatremia Associated with SSRI
Use in a 65-Year-Old Woman, The Nurse Practitioner. February 2008, Volume
33, Number 2
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2008) The Practice Doctorate: What the future holds for NP
education, Coalition News, Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners.
January 2008
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2007) Herbal facts, herbal fallacies, American Nurse Today.
December 2007, Volume 2, Number 12
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2007) Lab Logic Column: Drug-Induced Vitamin B12
Deficiency, The Nurse Practitioner. September 2007, Volume 32, Number 9
Fitzgerald, M. A., Winland-Brown, J. E., (2007) Cardiovascular Problems. In
Dunphy, L. M., Winland-Brown, J. E., Porter, B.O., Thomas, D. J., Primary Care:
The Art and Science of Advanced Practice Nursing, 2nd Edition. Philadelphia, PA:
F. A. Davis Company
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2007) Lab Logic Column: Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease,
The Nurse Practitioner. February 2007, Volume 32, Number 2
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2007) Diagnosing and Managing Cough, American Nurse
Today. January 2007, Volume 2, Number 1
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2006) Certification Column: Advice for the New Grad, Advance
for Nurse Practitioners. December 2006
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2006) Mumps on the Rebound, American Nurse Today.
December 2006, Volume 1, Number 3
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Fitzgerald, M. A., Krystal, A.D., Rogers, S., (2006), Long-term Pharmacotherapy
in the Management of Chronic Insomnia, The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.
October 2006, Volume 2, Number 9
Fitzgerald, M. A., (2006), Managing Bronchospasm with Short-Acting Beta 2 -
Agonists, The Nurse Practitioner. September 2006, Volume 31, Number 9
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2006) Certification Column: Staying Certified, Advance for
Nurse Practitioners. September 2006
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2006) Lab Logic Column: A 70-Year-Old Woman with Muscle
Weakness and Pain, The Nurse Practitioner. August 2006, Volume 31, Number 8
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2006) Certification Column: Test Questions about Pregnancy,
Advance for Nurse Practitioners. June 2006
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2006) Lab Logic Column: A Case of Drug-induced Hepatitis,
The Nurse Practitioner. April 2006, Volume 31, Number 4
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2006) Certification Column: How to Answer Multiple Choice
Questions, Advance for Nurse Practitioners. March 2006
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2006) How Can a New Graduate Prepare for a First Job?
Medscape Nursing, Ask The Experts, January 5, 2006. Available at:
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/520207
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2005) What Do I Need to Know About Discontinuing
Antiepileptic Drug Therapy for a Patient Who has been Seizure Free? Medscape
Nursing, Ask The Experts, October 14, 2005. Available at:
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/513638
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2005) Certification Column: Certification Myths and Realities
Advance for Nurse Practitioners. October 2005
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2005) Putting Your Best Face Forward: Practical Approaches
to Acne and Rosacea Management, Advanced Studies in Nursing. Volume 3,
Number 7. September 2005
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2005) Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination and Practice
Preparation, 2nd Edition. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company, awarded the
American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year award for Advanced
Practice, January 2006
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2005) Certification Column: Questions About Certification,
Advance for Nurse Practitioners. April 2005
Brunton, S., Carmichael, B., Fitzgerald, M. A., Liu, H., Varon, J., Weiland, D.,
(2005) Community-acquired Bacteria Respiratory Tract Infections: Consensus
Recommendations. Supplement to The Journal of Family Practice
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2005) Certification Column: Clinical Assessment Skills Put to
the Test on Exams, Advance for Nurse Practitioners. February 2005
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Fitzgerald, M. A. (2005) What Do I Need to Know About Drug Interactions with
Enteral Feedings? Medscape Nursing, Ask The Experts, February 1, 2005.
Available at: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/498270
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2004) Appropriate Antibiotic Prescribing, Guidance for the Use
of Drug Samples, Advance for Nurse Practitioners. December 2004
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2004) Tips for Public Speaking, Advance for Nurse
Practitioners. November 2004
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2004) Certification Column: What nerve! Honing your skills in
Cranial Nerve Assessment, Advance for Nurse Practitioners. October 2004
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2004) Metabolic Syndrome, Nursing Spectrum. September
2004
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2004) Hematologic Disorders. In Youngkin, E., Sawin, K.,
Kissinger, J., Israel, D. Pharmacotherapeutics: A Primary Care Clinical Guide
(2nd ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2004) Certification Column: Mnemonics and Memory Aids,
Advance for Nurse Practitioners. July 2004
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2004) Certification Column: Professional Issue Questions,
Advance for Nurse Practitioners. April 2004
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2004) Certification Column: Test Your Broad Knowledge,
Advance for Nurse Practitioners. January 2004
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2003) Certification Column: What’s That Sign?, Advance for
Nurse Practitioners. October 2003
Fitzgerald, M. A., McDevitt, L.M., (2003) What is the Best Way to Remove a
Fishhook? Medscape Nursing, Ask The Experts, August 5, 2003. Available at:
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/459273
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2003) Certification Column: Certification After Years of NP
Practice, Advance for Nurse Practitioners. July 2003
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2003) What Should I Recommend for Severe, Dry, Cracking
Skin? Medscape Nursing, Ask The Experts, April 24, 2003. Available at:
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/452575
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2003) Certification Column: Tips for Certification Exams,
Advance for Nurse Practitioners. April 2003
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2003) Certification Column: Preparing for Practice is Part of
Preparing for Certification, Advance for Nurse Practitioners. January 2003
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2002) Quoted in: Bush Unveils Smallpox Vaccination Plan
Medscape Medical News, December 13, 2002. Available at:
http://www.medscape.com/view article/446377
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2002) NP Leaders Look Back at 2002: Voice and Visibility,
Advance for Nurse Practitioners. December 2002
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Fitzgerald, M. A. (2002) Certification Column: Setting the Stage for Success,
Advance for Nurse Practitioners. October 2002
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2002) Certification Column: Curbing Test Anxiety, Advance for
Nurse Practitioners. July 2002
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2002) Certification Column: Post-Certification: What Now?,
Advance for Nurse Practitioners. April 2002
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2002) Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome: Time to
Recognize, Time to Treat. A CE monograph, Medical Education Systems, Inc.
April 29, 2002
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2002) Certification Column: Dissecting an Exam Question,
Advance for Nurse Practitioners. January 2002
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2001) Certification Column: How Should You List Your
Credentials?, Advance for Nurse Practitioners. October 2001
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2001) Medicare Confirms Reimbursement for NPPs Providing
Consultations, Nonphysician Practitioner Reimbursement Alert, Vol.1, No.6.
September 2001
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2001) How Should I Treat Airbag Injuries? Medscape Nursing,
Ask The Experts, August 21, 2001. Available at:
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/412467
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2001) Certification Column: Clinical Knowledge to the Test,
Advance for Nurse Practitioners. July 2001
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2001) Certification Column: FAQ’s on NP Certification,
Advance for Nurse Practitioners. April 2001
Fitzgerald, M. A., Winland-Brown, J. E., (2001) Cardiovascular Problems. In
Dunphy, L. M., Winland-Brown, J. E. Primary Care: The Art and Science of
Advanced Practice Nursing. Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2001) Certification Column: Staying Certified, Advance for
Nurse Practitioners. January 2001
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2001) Study Guide for the Nurse Practitioner Certification
Examination and Practice Preparation. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company
Fenn, A. R, Fitzgerald, M. A. (2000) Antimicrobial Choices in the Treatment of
Acute Otitis Media. Lippincott’s Primary Care Practice - A Peer-Reviewed
Series, Vol. 4, (5) 515-523. September/October 2000
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2000) Certification Column: Preparing for Your Exam, Advance
for Nurse Practitioners. October 2000
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2000) What Medications Affect TSH Results? Medscape
Nursing, Ask The Experts, October 10, 2000. Available at:
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/413428l
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Fitzgerald, M. A. (2000) 25th National Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Symposium; Diagnostic Issues in Thyroid Disease. Medscape Nursing, August
14, 2000. Available at:
http://www.medscape.com/Medscape/CNO/2000/CONP/CONP-07.html
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2000) Nurse Practitioner Qualifications, Cardiology Practice
Management. Vol.1, No.1. July 2000
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2000) Certification Column: Certification for Practicing NPs,
Advance for Nurse Practitioners. July 2000
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2000) What Are the Reasons for an Elevated Alkaline
Phosphatase? Medscape Nursing, Ask The Experts, April 27, 2000. Available at:
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/413420
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2000) Certification Column: Myths and Realities, Advance for
Nurse Practitioners. April 2000
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2000) I Need to Know More About MRSA. Medscape Nursing,
Ask The Experts, February 29, 2000. Available at:
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/413380
Fitzgerald, M. A. (2000) Certification Column: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary
Prevention: Important in Certification and Practice, Advance for Nurse
Practitioners. January 2000
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1999) Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Pneumonia,
Advance for Nurse Practitioners. November 1999
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1999) Acute otitis media in an era of drug resistance:
Implications for NP practice, A Supplement to The Nurse Practitioner. October
1999
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1999) Certification Column: Exams Reflect NP Role, Advance
for Nurse Practitioners. October 1999
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1999) Certification Column: Getting it Right the First Time,
Advance for Nurse Practitioners. July 1999
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1999) Negotiating Your Future: Employment, Contract and
Practice Issues for the Nurse Practitioner, The Clinical Letter for Nurse
Practitioners, Vol. 3, No. 3, May/June 1999
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1999) Certification Column: Analyzing Exam Questions,
Advance for Nurse Practitioners. April 1999
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1999) Reducing Antibiotic Angst, Advance for Nurse
Practitioners. February 1999
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1999) Certification Column: Frequently Asked Questions about
NP Certification, Advance for Nurse Practitioners. January 1999
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1999) Hematologic Disorders. In Youngkin, E., Sawin, K.,
Kissinger, J., Israel, D. Pharmacotherapeutics: A Primary Care Clinical Guide.
Stamford, CT: Appleton and Lange.
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Fitzgerald, M. A. (1998) Supervising Nurse Practitioners with Prescriptive
Authority. Forum, Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical
Institutions, Winter 1998, Volume 18, Number 5. Available at:
http://www.rmf.harvard.edu/publications/forum/v18n5/article4/index.html
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1998) Prescribing in Hypertension: Highlights from JNC 6.
Clinical Excellence for Nurse Practitioners: The International Journal of NPACE.
November 1998
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1998) Management of Infections Associated with the
Respiratory Tract. A CE monograph. Princeton, NJ: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Company
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1998) Prescribing in Lactation. Clinical Excellence for Nurse
Practitioners: The International Journal of NPACE. March 1998
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1997) The Physical Examination. In Messner, R., Wolfe, S.
(eds.) Pocket Assessment Guide. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics.
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1997) Principals of Safe Prescribing. Clinical Excellence for
Nurse Practitioners: The International Journal of NPACE. September 1997
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1997) Non-Sedating Antihistamines. Clinical Excellence for
Nurse Practitioners: The International Journal of NPACE. March 1997
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1997) Principles of Pediatric Prescribing. Clinical Excellence
for Nurse Practitioners: The International Journal of NPACE. January 1997
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1997) The Macrolide Antibiotics. Clinical Excellence for Nurse
Practitioners: The International Journal of NPACE. 1, (1) 71-77
Maroney, C., Fitzgerald, M. A. (1996) Management of Pneumonia in the Elderly
Person. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Fitzgerald, M. A., Jones, P. E., Lazar, B., McHugh, M., Wang, C. (1995) The
Midlevel Provider: Colleague or Competitor? Patient Care
Fahey, M. L., Fitzgerald, M. A. (1995) Postcoital Contraception. Journal of the
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Douville, L., Fitzgerald, M. A. (1995) Treatment of Acute Sinusitis. Journal of the
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 7, (8), 407-411
Fitzgerald, M. A., Berg-Gulcher, L. (1995) Treatment of H. pylori infection.
Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 7, (5), 233-235
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1995) Principles of Safe Prescribing in Pregnancy. Journal of
the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 7, (2) 87-89
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1995) Principles of Pharmacokinetics. Journal of the American
Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 6, (12), 581-583
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1995) The Beta2 Agonists. Journal of the American Academy
of Nurse Practitioners. 7, (8) 407-411
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Fitzgerald, M. A. (1994) The Fluroquinolones. Journal of the American Academy
of Nurse Practitioners. 6, (9) 47-50
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1994) Concepts and Activities in Health Assessment.
Springhouse Corporation, Springhouse, PA
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1994) Choosing an Antibiotic. Journal of the American
Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 6, (6) 45-47
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Practice. (2d. ed.) Springhouse, PA: Springhouse Corporation. pp. 75-98
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1993) The newest options in antibiotic therapy. Advance for
Nurse Practitioners. Vol. 1, (9) 38-42
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1993) Eyes, ears, nose and throat. Mastering Advanced
Assessment. Springhouse, PA: Springhouse Corporation, pp. 121-146
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1993) The 12 Lead Electrocardiogram. Deciphering Difficult
ECGs. Springhouse, PA: Springhouse Corporation, pp. 34-56
Fitzgerald, M. A. (1992, Summer) Screening for Alcohol Abuse in Women. Ob-
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            SELECT MAJOR PRESENTATIONS (2004 - PRESENT)
  *Dr. Fitzgerald has provided presentations for hundreds of local, national and
                          international groups since 1980.
         A listing of presentations prior to 2004 is available upon request

                        Invited Keynote Presentations
Collaboration between Nurse Managers and Advanced Practice Clinicians, LWW
Nursing Management Congress, Las Vegas, NV, October, 2008
The Future of NP (and CNS) Practice in the 21st Century, Keynote: Texas NP
Conference, Austin, TX, September 2008; Keynote: San Angelo NP Group 4th
Annual Advanced Practice Symposium, San Angelo, TX, March 2007; Keynote:
Texhoma NP Group dinner meeting, Wichita Falls, TX, November 2005
Hot Topics in Primary Care NP Practice, Keynote: Hackensack University
Medical Center, Annual APN Conference, Hackensack, NJ, October 2008;
Keynote: NP Association of South Dakota Annual Fall Conference, Rapid City,
SD, November 2005; Keynote: Montana Nurses Association 93rd Annual
Convention, Helena, MT, October 2005; Keynote: Children’s Hospital of
Pennsylvania APN Conference, Philadelphia, PA, May 2005; Keynote:
Connecticut Nurse Practitioner Group Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing
                                  Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP - page 15



Conference, North Haven, CT, April 2005; Philadelphia NP Association Five
County Meeting, West Conshocken, PA, May 2004
Hot Topics in NP Practice: Opportunities and Pitfalls, Keynote: University of
Washington, Pacific Northwest Conference, Seattle, WA, October 2008
What Now? Where you and your NP profession are going, Keynote: Association
of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses Spring Conference, Seattle, WA, April
2008; Keynote: MN Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Midwife Student Conference,
Minneapolis, MN, February 2008, 2007; Pennsylvania Coalition of NPs 4th
Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2006; MN Nurse
Practitioner/Nurse Midwife Student Conference, Minneapolis, MN, February
2006; Eta Omega Chapter, University of Massachusetts at Lowell SON, Lowell,
MA, November 2005; Keynote: Central GA Chapter of APNs Annual Conference,
Macon, GA, September 2005; September 2004; Keynote: MN Nurse
Practitioner/Nurse Midwife Student Conference, Bloomington, MN, March 2004
Leveraging Space in Marketplace for NPs, Co-Keynote: Arizona State NP
Association, Scottsdale, AZ, July 2007
Negotiating Your NP Future, Keynote: NPA of NYS - Mohawk Valley Chapter,
Utica, NY, April 2007
What Now? Where you and your nursing career are going, Keynote: Montana
Nurses Association 94th Annual Convention, Billings, MT, October 2006
Hot Topics in Drug Therapy: New Products, New Uses and Indications, Keynote:
Maine State Nurses Conference, Bar Harbor, ME, September 2006
Entrepreneur or Intrapreneur: The future of NP Practice, Keynote: 18th Annual
Arizona NP Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, July 2006
Preceptorship for APN: preceptor requirement, preparation and standardization
for evaluation, Keynote: Korean NPs Annual International Conference, Seoul,
Korea, January 2006
Practicum for APN in America, Keynote: Korean NPs Annual International
Conference, Seoul, Korea, January 2006
Role Transition of Advanced Practice Nurse in America, Keynote: Korean NPs
Annual International Conference, Seoul, Korea, January 2006
Hot Topics in our Professions: NP, CNS, CRNA, PA, CNM, Keynote: Ohio NP
Association Annual Statewide Meeting, Columbus, OH, November 2005
Negotiating Your APN Future, Keynote: Pennsylvania Coalition of NPs 2nd
Annual PA NP Conference, Harrisburg, PA, November 2004
Negotiating Your Nursing Role, Keynote: Northern Essex Community College
Nursing Reunion, Haverhill, MA, March 2004
Continuing Excellence in the New Millennium – A Tribute to You, Keynote:
Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses of IN, Indianapolis, IN, March 2004
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Advanced Nursing Practice: 100 Years Past, 100 Years in the Future, Keynote:
University of NH NP Conference, January 2004

                         Invited Clinical Presentations
Dangerous Liaisons: Drug-drug, drug-nutrient interactions, Nurse Practitioner
Symposium, Motion Picture and Television Fund, Woodland Hills, CA, November
2008; Pharmacology Update, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2008; San Angelo NP
Group, San Angelo, TX, March 2007; Illinois Society for Advanced Practice
Nursing, Maywood, IL, February 2007; Evercare/United Health Group,
Worthington, OH, February 2007; East Elmhurst, NY, October 2006; APN of the
Ozarks Conference, Branson, MO, October 2006; Evercare/United Health Group,
Portland, OR, March 2006; Columbia, MD, February 2006; Nebraska NP Group,
Lincoln, NE, February 2006; Clinical Update Mexican Riviera Cruise, January
2006; Evercare/United Health Group, King of Prussia, PA, November 2005;
Warwick, RI, November 2005; Clinical Update Greek Isles Cruise, October 2005;
Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, September 2005; Hackensack
University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ, April 2005
Dyslipidemia, Nurse Practitioner Symposium, Motion Picture and Television
Fund, Woodland Hills, CA, November 2008
Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, PCOS: Assessing and treating
the many faces of insulin resistance, Nurse Practitioner Symposium, Motion
Picture and Television Fund, Woodland Hills, CA, November 2008; NE Ohio
Chapter of the American College of Nurse Midwives, Newark, OH, February
2008; Alaska NP Association Annual Conference, Anchorage, AK, September
2007; Pharmacology Update, Philadelphia, PA, September 2006; Beta Rho
Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Pharmacology Update, Muncie, IN, May 2006; San
Angelo NP Group, San Angelo, TX, April 2006; Case Western University,
Cleveland, OH, March 2006; Pharmacology Update, Las Vegas, NV, February
2006; Clinical Update Mexican Riviera Cruise, January 2006; NP Association of
South Dakota Annual Fall Conference, Rapid City, SD, November 2005; West
Virginia Nurses Association APN Conference, Bethany, WV, October 2005;
Northern Advanced Practice Nurses Network Biennial Conference, Mackinac
Island, MI, September 2005; Utah Nurse Practitioners 12th Annual Pharmacology
Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, May 2005; Nebraska NP Conference, Kearney,
NB, February 2005
Antimicrobial Update: The latest guidelines in the treatment of respiratory tract
infections, Nurse Practitioner Symposium, Motion Picture and Television Fund,
Woodland Hills, CA, November 2008; MinuteClinic, Inc., Schaumburg, IL,
October, 2008; Pharmacology Update, Pittsburgh, PA; Retail Clinician Education
Conference, Orlando, FL, August 2008; Clinical Update Mediterranean Cruise,
September 2007; Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, September
2007; Pharmacology Update, Atlanta, GA, September 2007; Clinical Update
Alaska Cruise, August 2007; Pharmacology Update, Lisle, IL, May 2007; Clinical
Update Hawaiian Islands Cruise, March 2007
                                 Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP - page 17



Special Considerations in Geriatric Prescribing: Issues of safety and efficacy,
PACNP Conference, Sate College, PA, November 2008; Utah NP Conference,
Salt Lake City, UT, May 2008; Alaska NP Association Annual Conference,
Anchorage, AK, September 2007; Evercare/United Health Group, Tigard, OR,
March 2007; Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, Reston, VA, March 2007;
San Angelo NP Group, San Angelo, TX, March 2007; Illinois Society for
Advanced Practice Nursing, Maywood, IL, February 2007; NPA of NYS -
Mohawk Valley Chapter, Utica, NY, April 2006
Worst Case Scenario: Uncommon outcomes in common diseases, PACNP
Conference, Sate College, PA, November 2008; Pharmacology Update,
Pittsburgh, PA; NP Symposium, Keystone, CO, July 2008; Clinical Update
Mediterranean Cruise, September 2007; Philadelphia VA Medical Center,
Philadelphia, PA, September 2007; Clinical Update Alaska Cruise, August 2007;
AANP 22nd Annual National Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 2007; Clinical
Update Hawaiian Islands Cruise, March 2007; AANP 21st Annual National
Conference, Grapevine, TX, June 2006; San Angelo NP Group, San Angelo, TX,
April 2006; Clinical Update Mexican Riviera Cruise, January 2006; 30th Nurse
Practitioner Symposium, Keystone, CO, July 2005
Depression and Anxiety in Women: the finer points of assessment and treatment,
Hackensack University Medical Center, Annual APN Conference, Hackensack,
NJ, October 2008; West Virginia Nurses Association APN Conference, Bethany,
WV, October 2005; Pharmacology Update, Dallas, TX, November 2004; North
Andover, MA, October 2004; Pharmacology Update, Miami, FL, August 2004;
Nantucket, MA, July 2004; Chicago, IL, May 2004; Minnesota APN Conference,
Bloomington, MN, May 2004; Pharmacology Update, Seattle, WA, April 2004;
Clinical Update Western Caribbean Cruise, March 2004; Pharmacology Update,
Minneapolis, MN, February 2004; San Francisco, CA, January 2004; Long
Island, NY, January 2004
Hot Topics in Drug Therapy: New products, new uses and new warnings,
Oklahoma NP Conference, Midwest City, OK, October 2008; Oregon NP
Conference, Hood River, Oregon, October 2008; AANP National Conference,
National Harbor, MD, June 2008; Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing,
Maywood, IL, March 2008; AANP 22nd Annual National Conference,
Indianapolis, IN, June 2007; National Conference for NPs & ACCs, Nashville,
TN, May 2007; NPA of NYS - Mohawk Valley Chapter, Utica, NY, April 2007; NP
Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania Primary Care Annual Update, Wilkes
Barre, PA, March 2007; Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, Reston, VA,
March 2007; Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing, Maywood, IL,
February 2007; AANP 21st Annual National Conference, Grapevine, TX, June
2006; National Conference for NPs, Philadelphia, PA, May 2006; Beta Rho
Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Pharmacology Update, Muncie, IN, May 2006;
Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, September 2005; Central GA
Chapter of APNs Annual Conference, Macon, GA, September 2005; 30th Nurse
Practitioner Symposium, Keystone, CO, July 2005; Central GA Chapter of APNs,
Macon, GA, September 2004; HAPNN Annual Primary Care Conference, Cape
                                  Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP - page 18



Girardeau, MO, September 2004; Tampa Bay APN Council, Tampa, FL, March
2004
HPV, CA-MRSA, Avian Flu, Pertussis and More: Preventing and treating
emerging infectious disease threats, Oklahoma NP Conference, Midwest City,
OK, October 2008; Pharmacology Update, Pittsburgh, PA; UAPRN Conference,
Macon, GA, September, 2008; Clinical Update Mediterranean Cruise,
September 2007; Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, September
2007; Pharmacology Update, Atlanta, GA, September 2007; Clinical Update
Alaska Cruise, August 2007; Pharmacology Update, Lisle, IL, May 2007; Clinical
Update Hawaiian Islands Cruise, March 2007; Clinical Update Scandinavia and
Russia Cruise, July 2006; Clinical Update Bermuda Cruise, June 2006; National
Conference for NPs, Philadelphia, PA, May 2006
Drugs that Affect the Respiratory System; Beta2 agonists, methylxanthines,
anticholinergics, mast cell stabilizers, inhaled and systemic corticosteroids,
leukotriene modifiers, over-the-counter cough and cold medications, Clinical
Pharmacology Update for NPs and Advanced Practice Clinicians, Newton, MA,
October, 2008; Clinical Pharmacology for NPs and Advanced Practice Clinicians,
Portland, OR, January 2007
Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy: Intervention in bacterial infection, Clinical
Pharmacology Update for NPs and Advanced Practice Clinicians, Newton, MA,
October, 2008; Clinical Pharmacology for NPs and Advanced Practice Clinicians,
Portland, OR, January 2007
Pharmacologic Management in Type 1 and Type 2 DM: Oral agents, insulin and
non-insulin preparations, Clinical Pharmacology Update for NPs and Advanced
Practice Clinicians, Newton, MA, October, 2008; Clinical Pharmacology for NPs
and Advanced Practice Clinicians, Portland, OR, January 2007
Hormonal Contraception and Post Menopausal Hormone Therapy, Clinical
Pharmacology Update for NPs and Advanced Practice Clinicians, Newton, MA,
October, 2008; Clinical Pharmacology for NPs and Advanced Practice Clinicians,
Portland, OR, January 2007
Principles of Safe Prescribing: Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics,
pharmacogenomics, drug interactions, Clinical Pharmacology Update for NPs
and Advanced Practice Clinicians, Newton, MA, October, 2008; Clinical
Pharmacology for NPs and Advanced Practice Clinicians, Portland, OR, January
2007
Pharmacologic Intervention During Lactation: A focus on safety and efficacy,
Clinical Pharmacology Update for NPs and Advanced Practice Clinicians,
Newton, MA, October, 2008; Pharmacology Update, North Andover, MA, July
2008
Role of Inflammatory Process in Disease States, Oregon NP Conference, Hood
River, Oregon, October 2008; UAPRN Conference, Macon, GA, September,
2008
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Urinary Tract Infection: Current issues in assessment and intervention,
MinuteClinic, Brooklyn Park, MN, October, 2008; MinuteClinic, Inc., Oakbrook, IL,
January 2008
Challenging Case Studies in Laboratory Diagnosis: A Focus on thyroid,
parathyroid and adrenal problems, Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners
Central Chapter, Annual Conference, Mt. Pleasant, MA, October, 2008; HAPNN
Annual Primary Care Conference, Cape Girardeau, MO, September, 2008; 32nd
Nurse Practitioner Symposium, Keystone, CO, July 2007
Challenging Cases in Laboratory Diagnosis: A focus on hepatic disease,
Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners Central Chapter, Annual Conference, Mt.
Pleasant, MA, October, 2008; Clinical Update Alaska Cruise, August 2007;
Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives 2007 Annual
Conference, Covington, KY, April 2007; NP Association of Northeastern
Pennsylvania Primary Care Annual Update, Wilkes Barre, PA, March 2007;
Pennsylvania Coalition of NPs 4th Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, November
2006
The Future of NP Practice in the 21st Century, Pittsburgh VA Medical Center,
Pittsburgh, PA, September 2008; Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia,
PA, September 2007; NP Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania Primary
Care Annual Update, Wilkes Barre, PA, March 2007; Evercare/United Health
Group, Buffalo, NY, March 2007; Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Wilmington,
DE, August 2006
What Now? Where you and your NP profession are going, Philadelphia VA
Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, September 2008; NPACE Conference,
Chicago, IL, September 2004
Diabetic Medications Update; the Latest in Treatment Options and
Recommendations, Pharmacology Update, Philadelphia, PA, September 2008
What is on the shelf? Over-the-counter medications for the treatment of cough
and cold symptoms, Pharmacology Update, Philadelphia, PA, September 2008;
MinuteClinic, Inc., Richmond, VA, April 2008; Rocky Hill, CT, February 2008;
Bridgewater, NJ, February 2008; West Conshohocken, PA, February 2008; Falls
Church, VA, February 2008; Minneapolis, MN, January 2008; Pasadena, CA,
October 2007; Dallas, TX, July 2007; Houston, TX, July 2007; Newton, MA, June
2007; Lisle, IL, May 2007; Austin, TX, January 2007; Phoenix, AZ, January 2007;
Las Vegas, NV, January 2007; Cleveland, OH, December 2006; Southfield, MI,
November 2006; Miami, FL, September 2006
Challenging Case Studies in Laboratory Diagnosis, Pharmacology Update,
Philadelphia, PA, September 2008; National Conference for NPs & ACCs,
Philadelphia, PA, May 2008; Clinical Update Eastern Caribbean Cruise, March
2008; Community Health Center NP Residency Program, Meriden, CT, October
2007; Clinical Update Mediterranean Cruise, September 2007; Texas NPs 19th
Annual Conference, Addison, TX, September 2007; AANP 22nd Annual National
Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 2007; National Conference for NPs & ACCs,
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Nashville, TN, May 2007; 31st Nurse Practitioner Symposium, Keystone, CO,
July 2006; AANP 21st Annual National Conference, Grapevine, TX, June 2006;
National Conference for NPs, Philadelphia, PA, May 2006; Ohio NP Association
Annual Statewide Meeting, Columbus, OH, November 2005; 30th Nurse
Practitioner Symposium, Keystone, CO, July 2005; AANP 20th Annual National
Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, June 2005; Clinical Update Hawaiian Islands
Cruise, January 2005; Clinical Update Western Caribbean Cruise, December
2004; Texas NP Conference, Austin, TX, September 2004; 29th Nurse
Practitioner Symposium, Keystone, CO, July 2004
Pharmacogenomics: Exploring genetic variations in drug metabolism,
Pharmacology Update, Philadelphia, PA, September 2008;Clinical Update
Eastern Caribbean Cruise, March 2008
Drug Update: What’s new, what’s hot, what’s not, Pharmacology Update,
Pittsburgh, PA, September 2008; Pharmacology Update, Philadelphia, PA,
September 2008; Retail Clinician Education Conference, Orlando, FL, August
2008; Utah NP Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, May 2008; National Organization
of Nurse Practitioner Faculties 34th Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY, April 2008;
Clinical Update Eastern Caribbean Cruise, March 2008; Clinical Update
Mediterranean Cruise, September 2007; Philadelphia VA Medical Center,
Philadelphia, PA, September 2007; Pharmacology Update, Atlanta, GA,
September 2007; Clinical Update Alaska Cruise, August 2007; 32nd Nurse
Practitioner Symposium, Keystone, CO, July 2007; Pharmacology Update, Lisle,
IL, May 2007; National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties 33rd Annual
Meeting, Denver, CO, April 2007; Clinical Update Hawaiian Islands Cruise,
March 2007; Texas NP Conference, San Antonio, TX, October 2006;
Pharmacology Update, Philadelphia, PA, September 2006; Clinical Update
Scandinavia and Russia Cruise, July 2006; Clinical Update Bermuda Cruise,
June 2006; National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties 32nd Annual
Meeting, Orlando, FL, April 2006; Pharmacology Update, Las Vegas, NV,
February 2006; Clinical Update Mexican Riviera Cruise, January 2006; Clinical
Update Greek Isles Cruise, October 2005; Northern Advanced Practice Nurses
Network Biennial Conference, Mackinac Island, MI, September 2005; Texas NP
Conference, Houston, TX, September 2005; Pharmacology Update, Miami, FL,
July 2005; Nantucket, MA, July 2005; Connecticut Nurse Practitioner Group
Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing Conference, North Haven, CT, April 2005;
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties 31st Annual Meeting,
Chicago, IL, April 2005; Northeastern Pennsylvania NP Organization Primary
Care Annual Update, Wilkes Barre, PA, April 2005; Pharmacology Update,
Seattle, WA, April 2005; Clinical Update Hawaiian Islands Cruise, January 2005;
Pharmacology Update, San Francisco, CA, January 2005; Clinical Update
Western Caribbean Cruise, December 2004; Pharmacology Update, Dallas, TX,
November 2004; North Andover, MA, October 2004; Pittsburgh VA Medical
Center, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2004; Texas NP Conference, Austin, TX,
September 2004; Pharmacology Update, Miami, FL, August 2004; Pharmacology
Update, Nantucket, MA, July 2004; National Organization of Nurse Practitioner
Faculties 30th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 2004; Pharmacology
                                 Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP - page 21



Update, Chicago, IL, May 2004; Seattle, WA, April 2004; Clinical Update Western
Caribbean Cruise, March 2004; Pharmacology Update, Minneapolis, MN,
February 2004; San Francisco, CA, January 2004; Long Island, NY, January
2004
Now what? Puzzling Diagnostic Case Studies in Primary Care, UAPRN
Conference, Macon, GA, September, 2008; Illinois Society for Advanced Practice
Nursing, Oakbrook, IL, October 2006; Philadelphia VA Medical Center,
Wilmington, DE, August 2006; 29th Nurse Practitioner Symposium, Keystone,
CO, July 2004; Clinical Update Western Caribbean Cruise, March 2004
Acute Bacterial Sinusitis: The latest treatment recommendations, MinuteClinic,
Inc., Braintree, MA, September 2008; MinuteClinic, Inc., Beverly Hills, CA, June
2008; Minnetonka, MN; Richardson, TX, March 2008; Lisle, IL, October 2007
Commonly Used Herbal Remedies, Vitamin and Mineral Therapies: Issues of
efficacy and safety, HAPNN Annual Primary Care Conference, Cape Girardeau,
MO, September, 2008; Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses
Spring Conference, Seattle, WA, April 2008; Illinois Society for Advanced
Practice Nursing, Maywood, IL, March 2008; NE Ohio Chapter of the American
College of Nurse Midwives, Newark, OH, February 2008; AANP 22nd Annual
National Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 2007; NPA of NYS - Mohawk Valley
Chapter, Utica, NY, April 2007; Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Nursing 2007
Symposium, Lake Buena Vista, FL, April 2007; San Angelo NP Group, San
Angelo, TX, March 2007; Beta Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Pharmacology
Update, Muncie, IN, May 2006
Primary Care Intervention in Depression and Anxiety, HAPNN Annual Primary
Care Conference, Cape Girardeau, MO, September, 2008; Clinical Update
Eastern Caribbean Cruise, March 2008; NE Ohio Chapter of the American
College of Nurse Midwives, Newark, OH, February 2008; Beta Rho Chapter of
Sigma Theta Tau Pharmacology Update, Muncie, IN, May 2006
Antimicrobial Update: A focus on prescribing in the age of drug resistant
organisms, NP Symposium, Keystone, CO, July 2008; Alaska NP Association
Annual Conference, Anchorage, AK, September 2007; Pharmacology Update,
Philadelphia, PA, September 2006; Pittsburgh VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh,
VA, September 2006; Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Wilmington, DE, August
2006; 31st Nurse Practitioner Symposium, Keystone, CO, July 2006; Beta Rho
Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Pharmacology Update, Muncie, IN, May 2006; San
Angelo NP Group, San Angelo, TX, April 2006; Virginia Council of Nurse
Practitioners, Williamsburg, VA, March 2006; Case Western University,
Cleveland, OH, March 2006; Nebraska NP Group, Lincoln, NE, February 2006;
Pharmacology Update, Las Vegas, NV, February 2006; Clinical Update Mexican
Riviera Cruise, January 2006; NP Association of South Dakota Annual Fall
Conference, Rapid City, SD, November 2005; West Virginia Nurses Association
APN Conference, Bethany, WV, October 2005; Montana Nurses Association 93rd
Annual Convention, Helena, MT, October 2005; Pittsburgh VA Medical Center,
Pittsburgh, PA, September 2005; Northern Advanced Practice Nurses Network
                                 Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP - page 22



Biennial Conference, Mackinac Island, MI, September 2005; Utah Nurse
Practitioners 12th Annual Pharmacology Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, May
2005; Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania APN Conference, Philadelphia, PA,
May 2005; Pharmacology Update, Dallas, TX, November 2004; North Andover,
MA, October 2004; NPACE Conference, Chicago, IL, September 2004;
Pharmacology Update, Miami, FL, August 2004; Nantucket, MA, July 2004;
Chicago, IL, May 2004; Seattle, WA, April 2004; Clinical Update Western
Caribbean Cruise, March 2004; Pharmacology Update, Minneapolis, MN,
February 2004; San Francisco, CA, January 2004; Long Island, NY, January
2004; University of NH NP Conference, January 2004
Honing your Cardiac Exam: A focus on heart sounds and murmurs, AANP
National Conference, National Harbor, MD, June 2008; AANP 22nd Annual
National Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 2007; AANP 20th Annual National
Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, June 2005; AANP 19th Annual National
Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2004; Kentucky Coalition of Nurse
Practitioners and Nurse Midwives 2004 Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, April
2004
Challenging Cases in Laboratory Diagnosis: A focus on anemia, AANP National
Conference, National Harbor, MD, June 2008; Utah NP Conference, Salt Lake
City, UT, May 2008; New Jersey State Nurses Association Forum of Nursing in
Advanced Practice Professional Education Day, Tinton Falls, NJ, November
2007; Clinical Update Alaska Cruise, August 2007; Kentucky Coalition of Nurse
Practitioners and Nurse Midwives 2007 Annual Conference, Covington, KY, April
2007; Pennsylvania Coalition of NPs 4th Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA,
November 2006
Getting and Staying Certified: Issues for the new and practicing NP, Retail
Clinician Education Conference, Orlando, FL, August 2008; NPA of NY State,
Bolton Landing, NY, October 2004
Honing Assessment Skills in the Adult Patient, South Shore Hospital, South
Weymouth, MA, July 2008
Prescribing in Pregnancy: a focus on safety and efficacy, Pharmacology Update,
North Andover, MA, July 2008
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Current issues in assessment and intervention,
Pharmacology Update, North Andover, MA, July 2008
Drug Update for the Adult Population, South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth,
MA, June 2008; Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, October 2007
Managing the Hospitalized Adult: Preventing Post Op Complications, South
Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, MA, June 2008; Children’s Hospital, Boston,
MA, October 2007; Boston, MA, March 2004
The Role of the DNP in APN Practice, UMass Worcester Alumni Breakfast,
Worcester, MA, May 2008
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Common Diagnosis Seen in the Adult Patient: What Brings Patients to the Clinic
or Hospital, South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, MA, May 2008; Children’s
Hospital, Boston, MA, October 2007; Boston, MA, March 2004
The Adult History & Physical Assessment: A focus on cardiovascular, respiratory
and GI problems, South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, MA, May 2008
Antimicrobial Update: The Basics and Beyond, National Conference for NPs &
ACCs, Philadelphia, PA, May 2008
Pediatric Pharmacology Update in Primary Care, National Conference for NPs &
ACCs, Philadelphia, PA, May 2008
Asthma and COPD: Treating Acute and Chronic Airway Disease, Association of
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses Spring Conference, Seattle, WA, April
2008
Type 2 Diabetes, Dyslipidemia and Hypertension: Assessing and treating the
“deadly trio” in the presence of mental health challenges, Association of
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses Spring Conference, Seattle, WA, April
2008
Laboratory Diagnosis: A Focus on monitoring during drug therapy, Illinois Society
for Advanced Practice Nursing, Maywood, IL, March 2008; Evercare/United
Health Group, Rochester, NY, May 2007
Antibiotic Update: A Focus on Treatment Options in Sexually Transmitted
Diseases and Urinary Tract Infections, Illinois Society for Advanced Practice
Nursing, Maywood, IL, March 2008; Clinical Update Eastern Caribbean Cruise,
March 2008; Pharmacology Update, North Andover, MA, December 2007
Asthma Update: Highlights of the latest National Asthma Education and
Prevention Program Guidelines, Clinical Update Eastern Caribbean Cruise,
March 2008
Comprehensive Clinical Pharmacology 3-day Course, Atlanta, GA, March 2008;
Lisle, IL, October 2007; Samford University, Birmingham, AL, July 2007; La Salle
University, Philadelphia, PA, June 2007; Pennsylvania State University, State
College, PA, June 2007; Portland, OR, January 2007
Pharmacological Therapies for Cough, Cold and Fever Symptoms,
Pharmacology Update, North Andover, MA, December 2007
Entrepreneur or Intrapreneur: The future of NP practice, New Jersey State
Nurses Association Forum of Nursing in Advanced Practice Professional
Education Day, Tinton Falls, NJ, November 2007; Illinois Society for Advanced
Practice Nursing, Oakbrook, IL, October 2006; APN of the Ozarks Conference,
Branson, MO, October 2006
Differential Diagnosis of Abdominal Pain, New Jersey State Nurses Association
Forum of Nursing in Advanced Practice Professional Education Day, Tinton Falls,
NJ, November 2007; NPA of NYS - Mohawk Valley Chapter, Utica, NY, April
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2006; HAPNN Annual Primary Care Conference, Cape Girardeau, MO,
September 2004
Reduce Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Infection,
Lippincott William Wilkins audio-web conference, North Andover, MA, October
2007
The Adult History & Physical Assessment: What’s Different?, Children’s Hospital,
Boston, MA, October 2007; Boston, MA, March 2004
Treating Type 2 Diabetes: The latest treatment options, Clinical Update
Mediterranean Cruise, September 2007; Clinical Update Alaska Cruise, August
2007; Clinical Update Hawaiian Islands Cruise, March 2007
Pharmacologic Intervention in Anxiety, Depression and Chemical Dependency:
The latest recommendations and treatment options; Philadelphia VA Medical
Center, Philadelphia, PA, September 2007; Pharmacology Update, Atlanta, GA,
September 2007; Clinical Update Alaska Cruise, August 2007; Pharmacology
Update, Lisle, IL, May 2007
The Future of NP (and CNS) Practice in the 21st Century, Alaska NP Association
Annual Conference, Anchorage, AK, September 2007
Take a Breath: Advances in the treatment of respiratory disease, HAPNN Annual
Primary Care Conference, Cape Girardeau, MO, September 2007
An Update on HPV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections, HAPNN Annual
Primary Care Conference, Cape Girardeau, MO, September 2007
The Path of Most Resistance: Emerging infectious disease threats, HAPNN
Annual Primary Care Conference, Cape Girardeau, MO, September 2007
A Growing Problem: Stemming the tide of obesity, HAPNN Annual Primary Care
Conference, Cape Girardeau, MO, September 2007
Inflammation: The common denominator to a myriad of diseases, 32nd Nurse
Practitioner Symposium, Keystone, CO, July 2007
Avoiding Renal Insufficiency, National Conference for NPs & ACCs, Nashville,
TN, May 2007; National Conference for NPs, Orlando, FL, May 2005; Clinical
Update Western Caribbean Cruise, December 2004; Pennsylvania Coalition of
NPs 2nd Annual PA NP Conference, Harrisburg, PA, November 2004; National
Conference for NPs, Baltimore, MD, November 2004
CAP: Treatment Strategies in the Age of Resistant Pathogens, National
Conference for NPs & ACCs, Nashville, TN, May 2007
Hot Topics in Drug Therapy for the Elder: New products, new uses, new
warnings, Evercare/United Health Group, Rochester, NY, May 2007;
Evercare/United Health Group, King of Prussia, PA, November 2004
Strange Science: Healthcare interventions for the future, Lippincott Williams and
Wilkins Nursing 2007 Symposium, Lake Buena Vista, FL, April 2007
                                  Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP - page 25



Immunization Update: A focus on the latest products and indications, Clinical
Update Hawaiian Islands Cruise, March 2007
Prescribing in Pregnancy and Lactation: Common problems and safe solutions,
NP Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania Primary Care Annual Update,
Wilkes Barre, PA, March 2007; Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing,
Maywood, IL, February 2007; Nebraska NP Group, Lincoln, NE, February 2006;
Massachusetts Academy of Family Practice Conference, Leominster, MA, May
2005
Migraine and Tension-type Headache Relief: The latest treatment options, San
Angelo NP Group, San Angelo, TX, March 2007; Clinical Update Scandinavia
and Russia Cruise, July 2006; Clinical Update Bermuda Cruise, June 2006; Beta
Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Pharmacology Update, Muncie, IN, May 2006
Laboratory Monitoring During Drug Therapy, Clinical Pharmacology for NPs and
Advanced Practice Clinicians, Portland, OR, January 2007
Intervention in Select Hematologic Conditions, Clinical Pharmacology for NPs
and Advanced Practice Clinicians, Portland, OR, January 2007
Drug Management of Thyroid and Adrenal Disorders, Clinical Pharmacology for
NPs and Advanced Practice Clinicians, Portland, OR, January 2007
Prescribing in Special Populations: Pregnancy, lactation, children, older adults,
Clinical Pharmacology for NPs and Advanced Practice Clinicians, Portland, OR,
January 2007
ATP III, hs-CRP, AST, lp (a) CK and More: The growing complexity of treating
lipid disorders, Texas NP Conference, San Antonio, TX, October 2006; Beta Rho
Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Pharmacology Update, Muncie, IN, May 2006; NPA
of NYS - Mohawk Valley Chapter, Utica, NY, April 2006; West Virginia Nurses
Association APN Conference, Bethany, WV, October 2005; Clinical Update
Western Caribbean Cruise, March 2004
JNC-7, ALLHAT, NKF and More: The latest in hypertension treatment in the
person with multiple health problems, Texas NP Conference, San Antonio, TX,
October 2006; 31st Nurse Practitioner Symposium, Keystone, CO, July 2006;
Pittsburgh VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2005
Laboratory Diagnosis: A focus on special issues in the elder, Montana Nurses
Association 94th Annual Convention, Billings, MT, October 2006
Fever Assessment in the Primary Care Setting, NPA of NY State, Verona, NY,
October 2006; San Angelo NP Group, San Angelo, TX, April 2006; Pennsylvania
Coalition of NPs 3rd Annual NP Conference, King of Prussia, PA, November 2005
Beyond the Basics in Treating Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, NPA of NY State,
Verona, NY, October 2006
Laboratory Monitoring during Drug Therapy: What and when to order,
Pharmacology Update, Philadelphia, PA, September 2006; Clinical Update
                                  Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP - page 26



Scandinavia and Russia Cruise, July 2006; Clinical Update Bermuda Cruise,
June 2006; Pharmacology Update, Las Vegas, NV, February 2006
Negotiating your APN Role in a Specialty Practice, American Nephrology Nurses
Association, Boston, MA, September 2006
Pharmacologic Intervention in Select Dermatologic Conditions, Pittsburgh VA
Medical Center, Pittsburgh, VA, September 2006; Philadelphia VA Medical
Center, Wilmington, DE, August 2006
The Use of Natural Supplements in the Geriatric Population, Pittsburgh VA
Medical Center, Pittsburgh, VA, September 2006
Unexpected Consequences: Anticipating the metabolic effects of psychiatric
medications, Pittsburgh VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, VA, September 2006;
Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Wilmington, DE, August 2006
The Latest Treatment Options: A focus on osteoporosis, insomnia and multiple
sclerosis, Pittsburgh VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, VA, September 2006;
Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Wilmington, DE, August 2006
Antibiotic Update: A focus on the newest products and indications, Clinical
Update Scandinavia and Russia Cruise, July 2006; Clinical Update Bermuda
Cruise, June 2006; Pennsylvania Coalition of NPs 3rd Annual NP Conference,
King of Prussia, PA, November 2005; Clinical Update Greek Isles Cruise,
October 2005; Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, September
2005; Pharmacology Update, Miami, FL, July 2005; Nantucket, MA, July 2005;
Seattle, WA, April 2005; California NP Annual Conference, Monterey, CA, March
2005; Pharmacology Update, San Francisco, CA, January 2005; Clinical Update
Western Caribbean Cruise, December 2004
Now What? Evaluation and intervention in common and uncommon adverse drug
reactions, Clinical Update Scandinavia and Russia Cruise, July 2006; Clinical
Update Bermuda Cruise, June 2006
OTC Medications: The helpful and the harmful, Clinical Update Scandinavia and
Russia Cruise, July 2006; Clinical Update Bermuda Cruise, June 2006
Advances in Respiratory Care: Asthma, COPD, acute and chronic bronchitis,
Beta Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Pharmacology Update, Muncie, IN, May
2006: May 2004
Prescribing for the Elder: Issues of safety & efficacy, Evercare/United Health
Group, King of Prussia, PA, April 2006; Philadelphia VA Medical Center,
Philadelphia, PA, September 2005; Central GA Chapter of APNs Annual
Conference, Macon, GA, September 2005; Hackensack University Medical
Center, Hackensack, NJ, April 2005; Northeastern Pennsylvania NP
Organization Primary Care Annual Update, Wilkes Barre, PA, April 2005
The Practice Doctorate: What the future holds in NP education, Virginia Council
of Nurse Practitioners, Williamsburg, VA, March 2006
                                  Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP - page 27



Unexpected Consequences: The positive and negative impact of psychotropic,
diabetic and OTC medications on cardiovascular health, Clinical Update Mexican
Riviera Cruise, January 2006; 30th Nurse Practitioner Symposium, Keystone, CO,
July 2005
Nurse Practitioner Certification and Practice Preparation – the Basics, University
of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Stratford, NJ, November 2005
NP Boot Camp: What you did not learn in school about starting your NP career,
NPA of NY State, Bolton Landing, NY, October 2005; California NP Annual
Conference, Monterey, CA, March 2005; ACNP National Clinical Symposium,
Philadelphia, PA, October 2004
Treating to Goal: Special considerations in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus care in the
ethnic population, NPA of NY State, Bolton Landing, NY, October 2005
Antimicrobial Update: A focus on the latest treatment guidelines in common
primary care, NPA of NY State, Bolton Landing, NY, October 2005
Evaluation and Treatment of Common Thyroid Disorders: Too much, too little
and masses, Clinical Update Greek Isles Cruise, October 2005; National
Conference for NPs, Orlando, FL, May 2005; Clinical Update Western Caribbean
Cruise, December 2004
Intervention in Dyslipidemia: The latest treatment guidelines, Clinical Update
Greek Isles Cruise, October 2005; Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia,
PA, September 2005; Pittsburgh VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, September
2005; Pharmacology Update, Miami, FL, July 2005; Nantucket, MA, July 2005;
Seattle, WA, April 2005; San Francisco, CA, January 2005; Clinical Update
Western Caribbean Cruise, December 2004
Considering the Unintended Consequences: The positive and negative effects of
neuropsychiatric medication use, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia,
PA, September 2005; Pittsburgh VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, September
2005
Important Health Issues for Women at Midlife (Menopause, making the HRT
decision, cardiovascular disease prevention and assessment, osteoporosis
prevention, assessment and treatment), Pittsburgh VA Medical Center,
Pittsburgh, PA, September 2005; Northern Advanced Practice Nurses Network
Biennial Conference, Mackinac Island, MI, September 2005; Northeastern
Pennsylvania NP Organization Primary Care Annual Update, Wilkes Barre, PA,
April 2005; Tampa Bay APN Council, Tampa, FL, March 2004
Medications for the Treatment of Respiratory Tract Disease: An update on
therapeutic options, Pittsburgh VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, September
2005
Treating Hypertension in the Person with Multiple Health Problems, Pittsburgh
VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2005
Antibiotic Update: A focus on community acquired pneumonia and acute
bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, 30th Nurse Practitioner Symposium,
                                Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP - page 28



Keystone, CO, July 2005; Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack,
NJ, April 2005
Developing Issues for NP Education and Credentialing, panel, AANP 20th Annual
National Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, June 2005
Putting Your Best Face Forward: Practical approaches to acne and rosacea
management, Johns Hopkins dinner symposium, AANP 20th Annual National
Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, June 2005
Drug-Drug and Drug-Nutrient Interactions: Clinical implications, AANP 20th
Annual National Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, June 2005; Evercare/United
Health Group, Philadelphia, PA, January 2004
Pharmacology Update for the Older Adult: Issues of safety, efficacy and
laboratory monitoring, AANP 20th Annual National Conference, Ft. Lauderdale,
FL, June 2005; Texas NP Conference, Austin, TX, September 2004; 29th Nurse
Practitioner Symposium, Keystone, CO, July 2004
Interpreting LFTs: The basics and beyond, National Conference for NPs,
Orlando, FL, May 2005; NPACE Conference, Chicago, IL, September 2004
What Do I Do Next? Confusing case studies in laboratory diagnosis, National
Conference for NPs, Orlando, FL, May 2005; Baltimore, MD, November 2004;
Clinical Skills Workshop Seminar, Chicago, IL, May 2004
Recognizing Common Problems in Renal and Liver Function Tests: A case study
approach, Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives Annual
Conference, Lexington, KY, April 2005
Treatment Options in Type 2 Diabetes, Hackensack University Medical Center,
Hackensack, NJ, April 2005
Antimicrobial Update: The latest guidelines in otitis media, sinusitis and
pneumonia, Northeastern Pennsylvania NP Organization Primary Care Annual
Update, Wilkes Barre, PA, April 2005
As Seen on TV: What’s in those OTC and herbal products your patients are
taking, Clinical Update Greek Isles Cruise, October 2005; Pharmacology Update,
Miami, FL, July 2005; Nantucket, MA, July 2005; Seattle, WA, April 2005;
California NP Annual Conference, Monterey, CA, March 2005; Pharmacology
Update, San Francisco, CA, January 2005; Clinical Update Western Caribbean
Cruise, December 2004
Pediatric Cardiac Assessment, California NP Annual Conference, Monterey, CA,
March 2005
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Medications, full-day program, Texas Tech
University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, 9th Annual Nurse
Practitioner Workshop, Lubbock, TX, March 2005
Common Health Issues in the Older Woman, Nebraska NP Conference,
Kearney, NB, February 2005
                                  Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP - page 29



The Latest in Hypertension Treatment: JNC-7, Allhat, NKF and more, Nebraska
NP Conference, Kearney, NB, February 2005; Clinical Update Hawaiian Islands
Cruise, January 2005; Pharmacology Update, Dallas, TX, November 2004; North
Andover, MA, October 2004; Miami, FL, August 2004; 29th Nurse Practitioner
Symposium, Keystone, CO, July 2004; Pharmacology Update, Nantucket, MA,
July 2004; Beta Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Pharmacology Update,
Muncie, IN, May 2004; Pharmacology Update, Chicago, IL, May 2004; Seattle,
WA, April 2004; Clinical Update Western Caribbean Cruise, March 2004;
Pharmacology Update, Minneapolis, MN, February 2004; San Francisco, CA,
January 2004; Long Island, NY, January 2004
Women are Different: Preventing and diagnosing cardiovascular disease in
women, Clinical Update Hawaiian Islands Cruise, January 2005
Are the Bugs Winning? Emerging Infectious Disease Threats including West Nile
Virus, DRSP, SARS, and more, Clinical Update Hawaiian Islands Cruise,
January 2005
Update on Newer Psychotropic Drugs, Clinical Update Hawaiian Islands Cruise,
January 2005; RI State Nurses Symposium, Warwick, RI, February 2004
Acute and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: An update on treatment
options, Clinical Update Western Caribbean Cruise, December 2004
Infectious Disease in the News: SARS, influenza and pneumonia, Catholic
Medical Center, Manchester, NH, November 2004
Sick & Pregnant or Breastfeeding: The safest choices for mom and child,
National Conference for NPs, Baltimore, MD, November 2004
Drug Therapies, National Conference for NPs, Baltimore, MD, November 2004
The New Wave in Pharmacology: New products, New dosing, New length of
therapy, NPA of NY State, Bolton Landing, NY, October 2004
Lower Respiratory Tract Infection, ACNP National Clinical Symposium,
Philadelphia, PA, October 2004
Managing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A focus on appropriate polydrug therapy
with multiple agents, NPACE Conference, Chicago, IL, September 2004;
Pittsburgh VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2004
Treating Respiratory Infections in the Outpatient Clinic, Central GA Chapter of
APNs, Macon, GA, September 2004
Progress and Pitfalls in Mental Health Treatment: A focus on common issues
with psychotropic medications, Pittsburgh VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA,
September 2004
Neurological Medication Update: A case study approach, Pittsburgh VA Medical
Center, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2004
Women’s Health: The latest in contraception and midlife issues, Pittsburgh VA
Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2004
                                 Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP - page 30



Antimicrobial Update: A focus on UTI, ABRS and CAP, Pittsburgh VA Medical
Center, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2004
Metabolic Syndrome: Assessing and treating one of the many faces of insulin
resistance, HAPNN Annual Primary Care Conference, Cape Girardeau, MO,
September 2004
Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Asthma, HAPNN Annual Primary Care
Conference, Cape Girardeau, MO, September 2004
Hot Topics in Drug Therapy: Genetics, generics and geriatrics, 29th Nurse
Practitioner Symposium, Keystone, CO, July 2004
Now What? Tools and Tips to help you Survive your first years of NP Practice,
AANP 19th Annual National Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2004
Treating Cardiovascular Disease in the Older Adult: Issues of Safety and Quality
of Life, Evercare/United Health Group, Baltimore, MD, June 2004
HTN, DM, Dyslipidemia and More: Choosing the Best Treatment Options to
Minimize Target Organ Damage, Minnesota APN Conference, Bloomington, MN,
May 2004
PUD, GERD, H. pylori and IBS: Assessment and Intervention in Common GI
Disorders, Beta Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Pharmacology Update,
Muncie, IN, May 2004
Arthritis Therapy: The Latest Treatment Options, Beta Rho Chapter of Sigma
Theta Tau Pharmacology Update, Muncie, IN, May 2004
Ophthalmologic Practicum, Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse
Midwives Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, April 2004
Anemia - A Practical Approach to Assessment and Intervention, Kentucky
Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives Annual Conference,
Louisville, KY, April 2004
Psychosocial Issues of the Adult Patient, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, March
2004
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, TD’s, BV, HPV, and Community-acquired
Pneumonia: Emerging Concepts & Treatments, Coalition of Advanced Practice
Nurses of IN, Indianapolis, IN, March 2004
Laboratory Diagnosis: A Focus on Cost Effectiveness and Clinical Outcomes,
Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses of IN, Indianapolis, IN, March 2004
Laboratory Interpretation: Focus on Infectious Disease, RI State Nurses
Symposium, Warwick, RI, February 2004
Evaluation and Treating the Patient with Common Hematological Disorders: A
Focus on CBC and WBC Analysis, Lane County NP Conference, Eugene, OR,
February 2004
Latest Guidelines in Diabetes & Hypertension, Lane County NP Conference,
Eugene, OR, February 2004
                                 Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP - page 31



Managing Hyperlipidemia: A Focus on the Complicated Patient, Lane County NP
Conference, Eugene, OR, February 2004


                       Invited Workshop Presentations
12 Lead ECG Interpretation: A Primary Care Approach, Community Health
Center NP Residency Program, Meriden, CT, October 2007; Clinical Skills
Workshop Seminar, North Andover, MA, February 2006; West Virginia Nurses
Association APN Conference, Bethany, WV, October 2005; Clinical Skills
Workshop Seminar, North Andover, MA, February 2005; October 2004; Chicago,
IL, May 2004; Long Island, NY, January 2004
Laboratory Data Interpretation: A Case Study Approach, 2 day Clinical Skills
Workshop Seminar, North Andover, MA, February 2007
Expert Exam: Cardiac, Clinical Skills Workshop Seminar, North Andover, MA,
February 2006, 2005; October 2004; Chicago, IL, May 2004; Long Island, NY,
January 2004
Expert Exam: Assessing the Abdomen, West Virginia Nurses Association APN
Conference, Bethany, WV, October 2005; Clinical Skills Workshop Seminar,
North Andover, MA, October 2004; Long Island, NY, January 2004
Expert Exam: Assessing the Eye, Northern Advanced Practice Nurses Network
Biennial Conference, Mackinac Island, MI, September 2005; Clinical Skills
Workshop Seminar, North Andover, MA, October 2004: Long Island, NY, January
2004
12 Lead ECG Interpretation Workshop: Beyond the Basics, Northern Advanced
Practice Nurses Network Biennial Conference, Mackinac Island, MI, September
2005; Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives 2005
Annual Conference, Lexington, KY, April 2005
Expert Exam: Neurologic, Clinical Skills Workshop Seminar, Chicago, IL, May
2004

                        Industry sponsored programs
                 for local and regional health care providers

Optimizing Therapy in the Treatment of Common Bacterial Infections, luncheon
program at NPACE Conference, Cambridge, MA, November, 2008; luncheon
program, AANP Conference, National Harbor, MD, June 2008; breakfast
program, NCNP Conference, Philadelphia, PA, May 2008
Managing Common Respiratory Tract and Genitourinary Infections: Selecting
Appropriate Fluoroquinolone Therapy, November, 2008; September, 2008, July
2008, June 2008, May 2008, April 2008
Appropriate Treatment of Acute Bacterial Sinusitis: Focus on Patient Variables,
dinner program, Portsmouth, NH, October, 2008; Product Theater luncheon
                                  Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP - page 32



symposia, NPACE Conference, New York, NY, October 2007; NPACE
Conference, St. Louis, MO, September 2007; dinner program, Boston, MA,
September 2007; Product Theater symposia, AANP Conference, Indianapolis,
IN, June 2007
Protecting Adults Against Vaccine-Preventable Hepatitis, dinner program,
Andover, MA, October, 2008
High-Dose, Short-Course Antibiotic Therapy for RTIs, breakfast program, NCNA
NP Spring Symposium, Charlotte, NC, April 2008; dinner program, Charlotte, NC,
October 2007; luncheon symposia, AANP 21st Annual National Conference,
Grapevine, TX, June 2006
Guidelines for the Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Support for
a new Treatment Paradigm, April 2008
Antimicrobial Update: The latest guidelines in the treatment of respiratory tract
infections, dinner program, Andover, MA, December 2007
Management of the Diabetic Hypertensive Patient, 2005 - Present
Gain Control - Sustain Control, 2007 - Present
Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Treatment strategies in the age of resistant
pathogens, luncheon symposia, NP Symposium, Keystone, CO, July 2007
Practical Treatment Strategies for Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease, CE satellite
symposia, AANP Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 2007
Therapeutic Considerations for the Management of High-Risk Hypertension,
2007 - Present
The Coexistence of Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes: Achieving Treatment
Goals, 2007 - Present
The Largest Head to Head Landmark Diabetes Trial: ADOPT, 2007 - Present
Patient Stratification and Appropriate Treatment of Community-Acquired
Pneumonia and Clinical Implications of the Diverse Etiology of Genitourinary
Infections, luncheon symposia, NPACE Conference, Newport, RI, February 2007
Clinical Implications of the Diverse Etiology of Genitourinary Infections, dinner
program, Geneva, IL, December 2006; luncheon symposia, AAPA Conference,
Saratoga Springs, NY, September 2006; Texas Academy of PA Regional
Conference, Houston, TX, September, 2006; AAPA Conference, Destin, FL, July
2006
Appropriate Antimicrobial Use: Optimizing dose and duration, luncheon
symposia, AAPA Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY, September 2006; Texas
Academy of PA Regional Conference, Houston, TX, September, 2006; AAPA
Conference, Destin, FL, July 2006
The Older Patient: Implications for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes, August
2006
Strike Early to Obtain and Sustain A1c Goal, 2004 - Present
                                  Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP - page 33



Combine and Control: Take control earlier with combination TZD therapy, 2006 -
Present
Don’t Miss a Beat: Time to Treat Earlier for Ethnic Patients with Type 2 Diabetes,
2004 - Present
Innovative Drug Delivery Systems in the Management of Anxiety, dinner
symposia, Pri-Med East Conference, Boston, MA, November 2005; Pri-Med
Midwest Conference, Rosemont, IL, June 2005
Reviewing the Scope of Nationwide RTIs in the US and the Role of the NP,
dinner symposia, AANP 20th Annual National Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL,
June 2005
Optimizing Drug, Dose and Duration of Antibiotic Therapy, dinner programs,
National Conference for NPs, Orlando, FL, May 2005; Kentucky Coalition of
Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives Annual Conference, Lexington, KY, April
2005; National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties 31st Annual Meeting,
Chicago, IL, April 2005
Utilization of Non-Traditional Dosage Form in Treating Anxiety – The Patient
Perspective, symposia, AADA Symposium, Seattle, WA, March 2005
National Cholesterol Education Program ATP 3 Interim Report: Impact on
Provider and Patient, 2004 - Present
Treating Community Acquired Lower Respiratory Tract Infection in the Era of
Resistant Pathogens, breakfast program, National Conference for NPs,
Baltimore, MD, November 2004
Treating Acute Bacterial Rhino-Sinusitis in Today’s Resistant Environment, 2004
- Present
Women’s Health Issues: Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Treatment Options in
Vaginitis, 2004 - Present
The Latest in Antimicrobial Therapy: Highlights from New Treatment Guidelines,
2004 - Present
Getting to Goal: It Matters how you reach and Sustain A1c Goal, 2004 - Present
Anticholinergic Therapies in the Treatment of COPD, 2004 – Present


              PROFESSIONAL LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION

1986 – Present
Nurse Practitioner, Licensed in Massachusetts to practice as an advanced
practice nurse. Schedule 2-5 prescriptive authority
1986 – Present
Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
                                 Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP - page 34



1983-1988
CCRN Certification, Certified Critical Care Nursing by the American Association
of Critical Care Nurses
1970 – Present
Registered Nurse, Licensed in Massachusetts

				
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