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Nurse practitioners to receive national award.

2011 AANP Nurse Practitioner State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence to be presented to Four Maryland Nurse Practitioners

Four Maryland Nurse Practitioners will receive the 2011 American Academy of Nurse Practitioner's State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence at the 26th National Conference which will be held June 22-27, 2011 in Las Vegas. Susan Delean-Botkin, CRNP, MSN, BSN, BS, NPAM President-Elect; Sandy Nettina, MSN, ANP, BC, NPAM President; Lorraine Diana, CRNP; Elaine Crain, MSN, CRNP have been selected to receive this prestigious award that is given annually to a dedicated nurse practitioners in each state who demonstrate excellence in their area of practice.

The State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence, founded in 1991, recognizes an NP in a state who demonstrates excellence in practice, research, NP education, or community affairs. 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 the awareness and acceptance of the NP. This year's award goes to lead nurse practitioners from two state organizations, The Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland and the Maryland Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, who worked together to promote legislation in 2010 that led to repeal of the written collaborative agreement process.

Sandra M. Nettina, who is a Nurse Practitioner at Columbia Medical Practice and serves as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor for JHU SON. She is Editor of Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice. Sandi had this to say about receiving the award:


"I am honored to be named in this award for such an important development in NP practice in Maryland. I accept it for every nurse practitioner who has called or written a legislator, attended Nurses Lobby Night, donated to the PAC, and paid their dues to remain united with other NPs across the state."


Susan Delean-Botkin, CRNP, MSN, BSN, BS. Susan is a Family Nurse Practitioner in Easton, Maryland and has been the owner of Family Care of Easton since 2003.

She is President-Elect of NPAM; previously Legislative Chair of NPAM a member Maryland Coalition of Nurse Practitioners; AANP and ACNP.

Susan serves as a student preceptor for Georgetown University, University of Maryland, and Salisbury University. She is currently Chairman of the Oxford Board of Appeals.

Lorraine Diana, CRNP is a family nurse practitioner specializing in Women's health and GYN for thirty years. Ms. Diana works at Shah Associates in California, Maryland and is currently Legislative Co-Chair for MCNP and Member at large on their Board of Directors. Ms. Diana is Past President and one of the founders of MCNP. She currently is Chairperson of the AANP-PAC and past Region 3 Director for AANP.


Ms. Diana also has been precepting NP and PA students for the past twenty-seven years.

Ms. Diana is very proud to be one of the recipients of the AANP State Award for Excellence this year, and hopes that the nurse practitioner success with changing the statutes governing NP practice will inspire other NP's to become active in the legislative process.

Elaine M. Crain is the owner of Who Cares? We Do! a walk-in family urgent care clinic in Severna Park, Maryland, where she also has an Internal Medicine practice during the day. Elaine is a Family and Adult Nurse Practitioner. She is the Secretary and Legislative Co-Chair for the Maryland Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and is a Past President of NPAM. She is currently serving on the Graduate Advisory Council for Bowie State University. Elaine is honored to receive this award and "hopes this award will inspire more NPs across the country to update their practice acts; take their place in the new health care system; and prepare for the challenges we as a profession face.'

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Title Annotation:Practice
Publication:Maryland Nurse
Geographic Code:1U5MD
Date:May 1, 2011
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