Aeryana Beaudrie-Nunn is a fourth-year student pharmacist at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy in Phoenix, where she is completing her advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) rotations. Her commitment to the pursuit of clinical pharmacy began before pharmacy school with her observation of pharmacists’ roles in three key settings: hospice care, emergency medicine, and solid organ transplantation. These experiences helped her realize her passion for collaborating with an interprofessional team to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care for the critically ill patient population. Beaudrie-Nunn, whose clinical interests are in critical care, emergency medicine, and infectious disease, is excited about the potential opportunity to broaden her clinical knowledge by completing a postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency.
Beaudrie-Nunn’s professional development as a student pharmacist has largely been influenced by mentors Hanna Phan, Pharm.D., FCCP, FPPA; Brian Erstad, Pharm.D., MCCM, FCCP, FASHP, BCPS; and Terri Warholak, Ph.D., RPh, FAPhA, CPHQ. Phan, Erstad, and Warholak collectively encouraged Beaudrie-Nunn to pursue local and national pharmacy organization involvement for opportunities in professional service and personal growth. As excellent examples of pharmacy leadership and service to the profession, they directly contributed to Beaudrie-Nunn’s active student membership in ACCP.
As a student member of ACCP, Beaudrie-Nunn has had the privilege of serving on the Critical Care Practice and Research Network (PRN) Recognition Committee for the past 3 years, where she has collaborated with other committee members in recognizing critical care pharmacists for their achievements of excellence in patient care, research, and education. Her role on the Recognition Committee has allowed her to serve under excellent and engaging leadership, network with colleagues, begin developing skills for professional success, and foster an understanding of her current and future roles in advancing clinical pharmacy. Serving on the committee was such an invaluable educational experience that it inspired Beaudrie-Nunn to pursue additional opportunities for serving within ACCP. Beaudrie-Nunn has since been appointed to serve as secretary on the 2020–2021 ACCP National Student Network Advisory Committee and looks forward to partnering with her colleagues to make meaningful contributions for ACCP student members.
Beaudrie-Nunn’s advice for her student pharmacist colleagues is to pursue the various leadership, professional development, and advocacy opportunities provided by ACCP for student members. She finds in ACCP an active community of clinical pharmacy leaders who are passionate about advancing clinical pharmacy practice, research, and education. She comments that the unique opportunity to collaborate with ACCP pharmacists in these efforts and learn from their expertise inspires her in the pursuit of personal excellence.