WVUH nurse practitioner honored at national conference

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Beth Baldwin, R.N., a nurse practitioner with West Virginia University’s Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, has been named West Virginia’s 2009 recipient of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence.

Founded in 1991, the State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence recognizes a nurse practitioner who demonstrates excellence in practice, research, nurse practitioner education or community affairs.

“Beth has been very active in numerous issues related to advancing the nursing profession and their duties. She is integral to the care of pediatric patients in the area and throughout the state,” John Collins, M.D., chief of the pediatric neurosurgery section at WVU, said. “She is a highly conscientious nurse practitioner who goes above and beyond with her dedication and devotion to her profession and position.”

Baldwin received her both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the WVU School of Nursing. She is president of the West Virginia Nurses Association and past chair of its Advanced Practice Congress. She has worked on organizing nurses from around the state to address important legislation issues facing healthcare in West Virginia.

A resident of Grafton, Baldwin currently lives with her husband and children on their family farm.

Baldwin is to be recognized at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 24th National Conference June 17 through 21 in Nashville.




For more information:
Angela Jones, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
asj: 05-28-09

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