The APGNN Excellence in Education Award

Recognizing Educational Programs of Distinction.

The Deadline for Abstract Submission for the 2018 Annual Conference has passed.  Please check back next winter for abstract submission information for the 2019 annual meeting.


Excellence in Education Award Winner:

Katie Oleksak, MSN, FNP Atrium Health Levine Childen's Hospital, Charlotte, NC

Katie's project is the NOVEL Project (New Opportunities for Verification of Enteral Tube Location)

NOVEL Project is a multidisciplinary collaborative approach to address standardizing practice associated with insertion and ongoing verification of NGT (nasogastric tube) placement. Created by ASPEN (American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition)

The NOVEL Project’s missions are to:
  • Determine best practices & develop new guidelines on NGT placement and location confirmation
  • Disseminate knowledge to healthcare professionals to improve clinical practice
  • Work with engineers in the industry to develop non-radiologic methods to verify placement of NGTs

For more information, please visit the NOVEL Project website






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