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UT Tyler Alumna Named 2013 Nurse Practitioner of the Year

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January 17, 2013

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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January 17, 2013

The University of Texas at Tyler alumna Karen Reynolds of Elkins, Ark. was named Arkansas’ Nurse Practitioner of the Year, Dr. Scott Marzilli, College of Nursing and Health Sciences interim dean, announced.

Reynolds was nominated for the honor by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, which annually recognizes excellence in the profession.

“The AANP State Award for Excellence is a very prestigious honor,” said Dr. Barbara Haas, UT Tyler professor and associate dean for graduate nursing programs. “The AANP represents approximately 155,000 nurse practitioners from all specialty areas and only 50 of those healthcare providers are recognized each year.”

Reynolds graduated from UT Tyler in summer 2009 with a master of science in nursing – family nurse practitioner track.

She will be recognized this June at the AANP National Conference in Las Vegas.

The MSN – Nurse Practitioner degree program at UT Tyler prepares students for advanced clinical practice roles in family health and pediatrics. Students develop expertise as a primary care provider with advanced skills in the assessment and management of health care needs and patient education.

For more information, visit the program website.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.
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