May 24, 2018

Gawlik to receive State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence

Nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner advocates, recipients of the prestigious American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2018 State Award for Excellence, will be honored at an awards ceremony and reception held during the AANP 2018 National Conference June 26-July 1, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. Kate Gawlik, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, of Columbus, Ohio, will be among the recipients honored. 

The State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence, founded in 1991, recognizes a nurse practitioner (NP) who demonstrates excellence in practice. In 1993, the State Award for Nurse Practitioner Advocate was added to recognize the efforts of individuals who have made a significant contribution toward increasing awareness and recognition of NPs.

Gawlik graduated with her doctorate of nursing practice in 2015 from The Ohio State University, and she is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an adult and family nurse practitioner.

She has experience in family practice, urgent care and reproductive care with clinical interests in population health, preventative medicine, clinician health and well-being, health professionals’ education and cardiovascular disease prevention. Gawlik is an assistant professor of clinical nursing at The Ohio State University and has been teaching for eight years. Gawlik has taught advanced-practice nursing and leadership courses, and she serves as a clinical preceptor for advanced-practice nursing students. 

She has served as the project manager for the Million Hearts initiatives at The Ohio State University College of Nursing since 2013. Gawlik was awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award in 2017 at the college. Gawlik will also be inducted as a Fellow into the American Association of Nurse Practitioners at the annual AANP conference. 

The AANP is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. It represents the interests of more than 234,000 NPs practicing in the United States today, providing a unified networking platform and advocating for their roles as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered and personalized healthcare. The organization provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve nurse practitioner patients and other healthcare consumers.

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