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TWU nursing professor receives American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Excellence Award


DENTON – 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.

“Ms. Fuentes 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.


For Further Information Contact:

Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: asimpson1@twu.edu

Page last updated January 22, 2009

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