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Congratulations to Heather Schultz, FNP-C, MSN for recently being inducted into the Fellows Association of Urology Nurses and Associates (FAUNA) – an innovative program to recognize the sustained and influential work of those members who are transforming urology nursing. Schultz joins the FAUNA Class of 2021 alongside 10 other practitioners from across the country.

“It is an honor to be inducted into this society and I am incredibly grateful to my fellow colleagues who have encouraged/supported me through the years.”

Heather Schultz, FNP-C, MSN

“We could not be more grateful to see this well-deserved recognition of the many exceptional contributions that Heather Schultz brings to her work both here in Chapel Hill and on the national stage.”

Matthew Nielsen, MD, MS, FACS
Professor and Chair of Urology

About Schultz

Heather Schultz, FNP-C, MSN joined the UNC Department of Urology in 2006 and has since grown to be a prominent figure in both the department and the field of Urology.

At UNC, Schultz works with benign and malignant urology patients in an outpatient setting, as well as performing minor in-office procedures – serving as the Lead APP for the department. In 2020, Schultz was recognized with a UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence.

Outside of UNC, Schultz has served numerous prominent roles in the American Urological Association. From 2010-2015, Schultz was a member of the AUA Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Education Committee and subsequently served as the Committee Chair from 2016-2019.

Schultz has also been an active member of the AUA APP Membership Committee, Education Council, and was a co-director of the AUA APP Annual Program. In 2020, The AUA APP Membership Committee named Schultz as the inaugural recipient of the “APP of the Year Award.”


Fellows of the Academy of Urologic Nurses and Associates are SUNA members who have made outstanding, sustained contributions to urology education, policy, management, clinical practice, or research.

Each Fellow supports the mission and guiding beliefs of SUNA and become a member of a pool from which the SUNA Board and conference committees can seek advice regarding local speaker recommendations, research proposals, and education offerings.

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