Bouthillet Named 2019 American Association of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence
School of Nursing Assistant Professor Kelly Bouthillet, DNP, APRN, CCNS, ACNP-BC, ACNPC, has been named the recipient of the 2019 American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) State Award for Excellence from South Carolina. The award is given annually by AANP to recognize outstanding achievements by nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner advocates in each state.
“Receiving this award is quite an honor, as many of the recipients have contributed to the profession in transformative ways,” stated Bouthillet. “I am extremely honored to be recognized for the work that I have done and to be part of such an amazing group of individuals and am humbled by the recognition.”
Bouthillet was nominated for the award by fellow nurse practitioners in AANP for bringing nurse practitioners from Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties together through social media and face-to-face contact.
“From one person to approximately 50 people that were previously non-connected, we have grown into a group that shares concerns, issues and practice-related information in order to provide health services to our communities,” stated Bouthillet. “Additionally, I have been working interprofessionally with the Emergency Medical Services on Hilton Head Island, where I reside, to collaborate on improving the care of senior patients through education targeted to their care setting and the geriatric population.”
Bouthillet will be recognized during the AANP National Conference in June which will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana. The event is by invitation only and attendees will include award winners, the state representative, regional directors and the board of directors of AANP.
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