Alumna recognized for leadership

American Association of Nurse Practitioners names Turnham state award winner
By Jimmy Creed

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing alumna Nancy Turnham, DNP, FNP, NP-C, who earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from the School in 2009, has been named the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2017 Advocate State Award for Excellence recipient for Alabama.Turnham Nancy headshotDr. Nancy Turnham

The Advocate State Award for Excellence goes to an individual who makes a significant contribution to increasing awareness and recognition of nurse practitioners.

Turnham is currently an assistant professor of Family Nurse Practitioner/DNP studies at the University of South Alabama College of Nursing in Mobile, Alabama.

“I have always striven to set an example and be an advocate for nurse practitioners and the nursing profession as a whole,” Turnham said. “To have my peers and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as a whole recognize my efforts is humbling and very gratifying.”

Turnham was honored at the AANP 2017 National Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 23. AANP is the nation’s largest professional organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties, with a membership of more than 222,000.

The UAB School of Nursing is ranked 13th in overall graduate programs, among the top five public schools of nursing in the country by U.S. News and World Report, and offers innovative bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs, including the state’s only PhD in Nursing degree and a DNP degree offering BSN, MSN and Nurse Anesthesia Pathways; more than 10 specialty nurse practitioner tracks, advanced nursing executive majors in administration and informatics, and an Accelerated Master's in Nursing Pathway (AMNP) for students who already have one degree.

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