Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth Clinical Nurse Receives National Service Award|
FORT WORTH, Texas — The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists honored Kathy Baldwin, PhD, RN, ACNS, ANP, GNP, CEN, with its Sue Davidson Service Award, a special honor presented to one clinical nurse specialist nationwide each year.
Baldwin, nurse researcher and clinical nurse specialist at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth, received the award at a national conference last week for her numerous contributions to the organization.
She served five years in its elected offices, offered five years of volunteer service, promoted widespread use of clinical nurse specialist competencies, and would “gladly take on any task, large or small,” according to the organization. She was co-Principal Investigator for a grant from the New York University Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing used to educate clinical nurse specialists on care of older adults.
“Kathy believes in life-long learning,” said Denice Black, the hospital’s manager of nursing education. “Guiding students and her fellow colleagues toward advancing their practice through continuing education and active involvement in professional nursing organizations is her passion.”
Baldwin is an associate professor and the director of graduate studies in nursing for the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas Christian University. She serves on the Texas Nurses Association’s continuing education committee and the Advanced Practice Advisory Council for the Texas Board of Nursing. She also donates her time practicing as an adult/geriatric nurse practitioner at a local physician’s office pro-bono.
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