ABNN Certificant of the Year Award and Application
The application deadline is Friday, October 30, 2020.
The name of the award was changed in 2014 to encompass both CNRN and SCRN certified nurses.
The ABNN Certificant of the Year award is presented each year at the AANN Annual Educational Meeting. This annual award recognizes one certified nurse’s outstanding achievements in neuroscience nursing. The certified nurse of the year contributes to neuroscience nursing through
- professional service
- mentoring and education
- patient and staff advocacy
- promotion of the certification.
Help promote the Certificant of the Year Award at your hospital. Print and display the awards flyer to encourage your colleagues to nominate a deserving nurse.
2019 ABNN Certificant of the Year: Jennifer Coffman, JD MSN APRN CPNP-AC CNRN
Jennifer Coffman was recommended by Jennifer Engel and Ricka Messer. Jennifer is the Clinical Practice Specialist for the Neuroscience Institute at Children’s Hospital Colorado where she works collaboratively with Neurology, Neurosurgery and the Divisions of Nursing. Jennifer received her BSN from the University of Tennessee, her Juris Doctorate from the University of Memphis, and MSN from the University of Colorado. She has over 24 years of experience as a pediatric neuroscience nurse with a special interest in epileptic encephalopathies such as Infantile Spasms and FIRES. Jennifer has specialized training in Sig Sigma process improvement methodology, evidence based practice, and research. She is also a Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse and current DNP candidate in the College of Nursing at the University of Colorado. Jennifer is currently the President of the Association of Child Neurology Nurses and has been a member of AANN for 9 years, serving as the Pediatric SFG co-chair for the past two.
2018 ABNN Certificant of the Year: Marissa Lindor, RN CMSRN CNRN SCRN
Marissa Lindor was recommended by Tracy Cunningham and Amanda Imler. Marissa is a clinical manager of a 45 bed neuroscience unit at a large community hospital. She leads multidisciplinary rounds daily and utilizes her knowledge of the neuroscience patient to ensure the best possible care. Marissa has been a neuroscience nurse for 18 years and holds both the CNRN and SCRN certifications. Additionally, she is a professor of nursing at Broward College and mentors students. Marissa is described as an encouraging, inspiring, and brilliant individual that has a strong passion for neuroscience nursing.