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TWU nursing professor
receives American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Excellence
Texas Woman’s University nursing professor Elizabeth
Esparza Fuentes, MS, RN, FNP, received the State Award for
Nurse Practitioner Excellence for Texas from the American
Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
The award, which
recognizes one nurse practitioner from each state who demonstrates
excellence in practice, research, nurse practitioner education
or community affairs, was presented June 19 during the AANP
20th Annual National Conference in Fort Lauderdale.
is one of our distinguished Dallas nursing faculty who emphasizes
the importance of life-long, professional education to her
students,” said Dr. Marcia Hern, dean of TWU’s
College of Nursing. “I am proud to say Elizabeth is
revered by her peers as a master teacher and is highly deserving
of this prestigious award.”
“I was honored
to be recognized,” said Fuentes, an assistant clinical
professor at TWU’s Dallas-Parkland campus. “This
recognition by the academy makes me proud to be a nurse practitioner.”
With more than
12,000 alumni and more than 2,300 undergraduate and graduate
students, TWU has the largest college of nursing in Texas
and produces more new nurses than any other program in the
state. For more information about TWU’s College of Nursing,
call (940) 898-2401 or visit www.twu.edu.
The AANP was founded
in 1985 and is the oldest and largest full-service national
professional organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties.
With more than 19,500 individual members and 106 group members,
AANP represents the interests of approximately 90,000 nurse
practitioners around the country. AANP continually advocates
for the active role of nurse practitioners as providers of
high-quality, cost-effective health care. For more information
about AANP, visit www.aanp.org.
Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456