The APGNN Excellence in Education Award

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

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, help to implement a comprehensive Celiac disease program, participated in the NOVEL Project for nasogastric tube placement, and developed IBD Education Videos.

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

Applications are due by August 1, 2021. Please contact Committee Chair, Katie Rowell, for any questions:


Excellence in Education Award  Winner – 2020:

Recipient: Shelby Mudarri, CPNP Boston Children’s Hospital
Project: Implementation of IBD Educational Training for newly diagnosed patients
Shelby spearheaded a program providing education and support to families and children with a new Inflammatory Bowel Disease diagnosis. She brought together various members of the multidisciplinary team including the Nurse Practitioner, social worker and dietician providing a 1 hour individualized outpatient clinic visit session offering one on one education on their new diagnosis of IBD. 



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