Our hospital-wide Nursing Reward, Recognition, and Retention Committee present and annual award for the Advanced Practice Nurse Exemplar. The APN Exemplar award is presented to a nurse practitioner who possesses advanced knowledge and expertise in the care of children. The APN Exemplar demonstrates strong collaborative and decision-making ability. This person is someone identified by his or her colleagues as an expert clinician, patient and family advocate, and a leader.
Every year during APP Week, staff, patients, and families vote for the APP of the year. The recipient of this honor has a plaque posted on our APP wall of fame for all to see. This year, Erin Hoeman, MSN, RN, APN/CPNP won the vote! Erin works in our Anesthesia department to treat both acute and chronic pain in the hospital setting as well as in our outpatient clinics. She has been an active member of the Lurie APP Conference, has served as the Chair of the APP Marketing and Communications committee, the co-chair of the APP Council, and is currently the Chair of the APP Council. We are proud to have Erin as a member of the APP team.
Quarterly an APN or PA is chosen to be highlighted on our APP external webpage. Candidates for this honor include our APN Exemplar, APP of the Year, and other high-achieving advanced practice providers. The feature highlights the professional accomplishments of the provider as well any outside activities such as mission trips or other forms of volunteerism.