on Monday, April 9, 2018

Nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner advocates, recipients of the prestigious American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2018 State Award for Excellence, will be honored at an awards ceremony and reception held during the AANP 2018 National Conference June 26-July 1, 2018, in Denver, CO.  Dr. Mari Wirfs of NOBTS Family Health Care will be among the recipients honored.

The State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence, founded in 1991, recognizes a nurse practitioner (NP) in a state who demonstrates excellence in practice.  In 1993, the State Award for Nurse Practitioner Advocate was added to recognize the efforts of individuals who have made a significant contribution toward increasing awareness and recognition of NPs.

Dr. Wirfs also received recognition for her book, The APRN’s Complete Guide to Prescribing Pediatric Drug Therapy 2018. The book was awarded 2nd place, “Book of the Year 2017” in the Child Health Category, by the American Journal of Nursing (AJN), an official publication of the American Nurses Association (ANA).