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Award Winners

Certified Nurse Award


The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) congratulates the winners of the Certified Nurse Award. This year's winners demonstrate the value and impact that specialty certification has on nursing practice and patient outcomes. They demonstrate that, through certification, they can provide superior care to their patients and become even greater assets to the healthcare organizations at which they work. They continue to contribute to the advancement of nursing in their specialty areas through innovation, collaboration, leadership and professional risk taking and patient centered care.

 

 

The 2018 Certified Nurse Award winners are:

Steven Craig Thomas

MSN, ACNP-BC, ACNS-BC, CHFN

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Susan Bohnenkamp

MS, ACNS-BC, CCM

Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

Ruth Kleinpell

PhD, AGACNP-BC, FAAN, FCCM

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

LCDR Abreail Dawn Tetzlaff

MSN, AGCNS-BC

Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Suzanne Mahon

DNSc, AGN-BC

Advanced Genetics Nursing

Erica Frechman

MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN, NEA-BC

Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

LT. Keith Andrew West

BSN, RN-BC

Ambulatory Care Nursing

Kathleen Keenan

MSN, ANP-BC

Adult Nurse Practitioner

Susan Haynes Little

DNP, PHNA-BC

Advanced Public Health Nursing

Donica O’Leary

MHA, BSN, RN-BC, NE-BC

Cardiac-Vascular Nursing

Derenda Farmenr Lovelace

MSN, RN-BC

Nursing Case Management

Lelia Moore

BSN, RN-BC

Faith Community Nursing

Caroline Sutter

DNP, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner

Sherri Gunasekera

MSN, MHA, RN-BC

Gerontology Nursing

Patricia Peschman

DNP, CNP, GNP-BC

Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

Jennifer Meldau

MSN, CPNP, CPHON, RN-BC

Hemostasis Nursing

Candis Douglass

MBA, RN-BC

Informatics Nursing

Shermel Edwards-Maddox

MSN, RN-BC

Medical-Surgical Nursing

Jordan Elizabeth Pai Palimar

BSN, RN-BC

Medical-Surgical Nursing

Jonathan Gapilango

MSN, OCN, CCRP, NE-BC

Nurse Executive

Jonas Nguh

PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Nurse Executive-Advanced

Mary Jo Scribner-Howard

MSN, RN-BC

Nursing Professional Development

Betsy Woolf

BSN, RN-BC

Pain Management Nursing

Maj. Carla Cox

MSN, PCNS-BC

Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

Nancy Birtley

DNP, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Melissa Geist

EdD, CNE, PPCNP-BC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Anita Briscoe

MSN, PMHCNS-BC

Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

Cheryl Levinson

RN-BC

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

Stephanie Chalupka

EdD, PHCNS-BC, FAAOHN, FNAP

Public Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

The 2017 Certified Nurse Award winners are:

Aaron Lee Santmyire
DNP, RN, FNP-BC 
Family Nurse Practitioner
Appalachian Spring Dermatology and Assemblies of God World Missions West Virginia
Charyl Bell-Gordon
DNP, RN, FNP-C, CEN, NEA-BC
Nurse Executive-Advanced
Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital, Baytown, TX
Heidi Temples 
PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC 
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Clemson University, School of Nursing, Clemson, SC
Hollie Gow
DNP, ARNP, ACNP-BC
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Baptist Hospital, Miami, FL
Iris Zink
RN, ANP, RN-BC 
Rheumatology Nursing
Lansing Rheumatology, East Lansing, MI
Jon Ann Watson
MSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC
Medical Surgical Nursing
Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital, Baytown, TX
Katherine Eilers
MPH, MSN, RN, APHN-BC 
Advanced Public Health Nursing
Kitsap Public Health District, Bremerton, WA
Kathleen Lehmann
PhD, RN, RN-BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Hospital, Bedford, MA
Kathy Arthurs
PhD, MSN, RN, RN-BC, RNC-OB 
Nursing Professional Development
Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital, Baytown, TX
Kimberly Curtin
DNP, RN, ACNS-BC
Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
Thoracic & Orthopaedic Center at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Leslie Hodges Jackson
DNP, RN-BC 
Nursing Case Management
William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center Columbia, SC
Linda Talley
MS, RN, NE-BC
Nurse Executive
Children’s National Health System, Washington, D.C
Mae Levante Dizon
DNP, RN, NP, ANP-BC 
Adult Nurse Practitioner
El Camino Hospital Mountain View, CA
Melanie Simpson
PhD, RN-BC, OCN, CHPN, CPE
Pain Management
The University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS
Michael Hasselberg
PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC 
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Michael LaFerney
PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
Arboru Senior Care, Haverhill, MA

Join Us In Congratulating the 2018 Success Pays Winners!

The winners of the 2018 Success Pays™ contest provide abundant opportunities for their nurses to earn ANCC board-certification. This year’s winners are hospitals enrolled in Success Pays where the highest percentage of eligible nurses passed their certification tests.

The 2018 Success Pays contest winners are

1st Place - UR Medicine/Strong Memorial Hospital

UR Medicine/Strong Memorial Hospital

1st Place Winner UR Medicine/Strong Memorial Hospital. Winner of $2,000 worth of merchandise from the ANCC E-Store

2nd Place - Excela Health

Excela Health

2nd Place Winner Excela Health. Winner of $1,000 worth of merchandise from the ANCC E-Store

3rd Place - Morristown Medical Center

Morristown Medical

3rd Place Winner Morristown Medical Center. Winner of $500 worth of merchandise from the ANCC E-Store.

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