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TWU’s Chaney receives State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence


Susan Chaney

DALLAS — Dr. Susan Chaney, professor of nursing at the Texas Woman’s University T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center, recently received the 2011 Texas State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Each year during the AANP national conference, the organization recognizes one nurse practitioner from each state who demonstrates excellence in practice, research, nursing practitioner education or community affairs.

“Receiving the award of excellence is a great honor for me as both an educator and nurse practitioner,” Dr. Chaney said. “I appreciate the recognition from my peers.”

Dr. Chaney also is a nurse practitioner for Parkland Hospital’s Homeless Outreach Medical Services program. For more than 15 years she has worked with the underserved homeless population. She also serves as a preceptor for her nurse practitioner students to work with this population.

Dr. Chaney conducts research in the areas of domestic violence, smoking cessation and weekend programs in nursing. She has received several grants and has published extensively in these areas. Currently, she is a co-administrator of a $744,422 federal grant awarded to TWU to expand its weekend nursing program in Dallas.

Dr. Chaney is a member of several nursing professional organizations, including AANP, the Texas Nurse Practitioners, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Sigma Theta Tau International – the honor society for nursing. She currently is a member of the nominations committee for AANP and is an on-site evaluator for CCNE. She serves on the board of directors for the Texas Nurse Practitioner Foundation and is the past president of the North Texas Nurse Practitioners.

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 31,000 individual members and 165 group members, AANP represents the interests of approximately 140,000 nurse practitioners around the country. For more information about AANP, visit

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