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Flarity Continues as ANAHPS President

June 25, 2020

Flarity Continues as ANAHPS President

Kathleen Flarity DNP, Ph.D., CEN, CFRN, FAEN, continues as President of the Aerospace Nursing and Allied Health Professionals Society (ANAHPS).

   Currently, Brig. Gen. Flarity is the Deputy Director of the CU Anschutz Center for COMBAT Research. Additionally, she is the Mobilization Assistant to Command Surgeon, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, IL. She is an experienced nurse practitioner, emergency, and critical care flight nurse with over 38 years of military service. She is a Visiting Associate Clinical Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado College of Medicine, Aurora, CO.
   Brig. Gen. Flarity received her BSN from Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA, in 1998, and her MSN from the University of Washington, School of Nursing, Seattle, WA, in 1992. She earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing in 1997 and went on to earn two Doctorates, a Doctorate of Education from Kennedy Western University in California in 2002, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2012 from Frontier Nursing University in Kentucky. 
   Brig. Gen. Flarity began her military career as an Army medical specialist in 1980 and received a commission in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1988. She deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1991. In 1995, she transferred to the Air Force Reserve, 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, McChord Air Force Base, WA. From 2005 to 2008 she served on the Air Staff as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Director of Air Force Nursing Services and Consultant for Air Expeditionary/Readiness, HQ Air Force, Washington, DC. In 2008 she was selected as the first Commander of the 34th Air Evacuation Squadron at Peterson AFB, CO. In 2011 she deployed as Commander, 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Bagram, Afghanistan. She then served as the 302nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron Commander, Peterson AFB, CO. She served as a Mobilization Assistant at Headquarters U.S. Air Force from 2013–2017.
   Brig. Gen. Flarity’s honors include the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence from Washington state, being inducted as a Fellow in the ENA’s Academy of Emergency Nursing, being selected as a Distinguished Nursing Alumni for Pacific Lutheran University, the Nightingale Award for Nursing Leadership from Colorado, and receiving the Nurse Researcher Award from the Emergency Nurses Association. Her military honors include the Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Aerial Achievement Medal, the Air Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit. She is a member a variety of associations, including the Society of Air Force Nursing, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Air and Surface Nurses Association, and Washington State Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), where she was President in 1998. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Journal of Emergency Nursing, the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing, the ENA National Board of Directors, and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Academy of Emergency Nursing.
   A prolific author and educator, Brig. Gen. Flarity has published both research and non-research articles and presented papers at over 30 conferences. She has also served as a manuscript reviewer for four journals and on the Editorial Board for the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal.