The APGNN Excellence in Education Award

APGNN Excellence in Education Award

Every day, nurses are educating their patients and improving the quality of care. We want to recognize you for your exceptional work and influence on patients and their families!

The APGNN Excellence in Education Award celebrates educational programs, tools, activities, or initiatives that have been developed and/or implemented by APGNN members around the country. Take this opportunity to share your work with our members! Past recipients have created a comic book for hepatitis, designed “The Poo in You” video, developed a Celiac disease program, and participated in the NOVEL Project for nasogastric tube placement.

Please consider applying or nominating a colleague! Award recipients receive complimentary registration to the APGNN Annual Conference, two nights hotel stay, $500 towards travel, and an opportunity to present your project at the conference. 

Applications are due by August 1, 2019. Please contact Committee Chair, Elizabeth Burch, for any questions:


Excellence in Education Award  Winner – 2018:

Recipient: Katie Oleksak, MSN, FNP - Atrium Health Levine Children's Hospital, Charlotte, NC

Project: The NOVEL Project (New Opportunities for Verification of Enteral Tube Location)

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

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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