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2017 Certified Nurse Award

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) congratulates the winners of the 2017 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 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