Smith serves as NAPNAP Student Ambassador

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By Laura Gasque

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Master of Science in Nursing student Lacy Smith, BSN, CCRN, is serving as a Student Ambassador in the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She is one of 12 selected nationwide for 2022-23. Student Ambassadors spread the word about NAPNAP and its student member benefits through on-campus and virtual events, meet-ups, social media and other networking opportunities.

“NAPNAP is the premier organization for pediatric-focused practitioners and its mission is to empower those practitioners and improve the health of children and their families. That is the reason I want to be a practitioner. I want to enhance the lives of children through my practice in medicine,” Smith said.

Smith, who is specializing as a Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, said she found the UAB School of Nursing when she was looking for an NP program that fit her needs.

“I can't accurately put into words how the UABSON has impacted me so far, but it is transforming me and others into the future of health care,” Smith said. “It has been more than a degree so far, it has been about finding my people and our place to be the change.”

To learn more about the MSN Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty, click here.

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