Congratulations to Anniece Spencer on Receiving the AANP 2018 State Award for Excellence
Anniece Spencer is an AMNP member who was recently recognized by AANP. We want to congratulate her on her accomplishments and thank her for all she does for our profession.
Information provided by Anneice from AANP personal email:
Nurse Practitioners and Advocates To Be Honored at National AANP Conference
January 27, 2018 – 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, CO. Anniece Spencer of St. Louis, MO will be among the recipients honored.
The State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence, founded in 1991, recognizes a nurse practitioner (NP) in a state 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.
Dr. Anniece Spencer earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, Advanced Diabetes Management Concentration, from The University of Alabama Birmingham in 2015. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner concentration, from Penn State University in 2010 and Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Tennessee State University in 2006. She is board certified in Advanced Diabetes Management through the American Association of Diabetes Educators. She is a native of St. Louis, MO and graduate of Hazelwood East High School in 2002.
Anniece works for Medtronic in the intensive insulin management diabetes division as a diabetes clinical manager and district speaker. She is excited to educate health care providers and patients with diabetes on Medtronic medical technologies proven through evidenced based research to improve diabetes outcomes. Most recently with the world’s first hybrid closed loop insulin pump: Minimed 670G. Prior to Medtronic she worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Grace Hill Health Center (now Affinia Healthcare). 2013-2014 she was a team member on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Community Transformation team with the Gateway Region YMCA. The initiative overall goal was to reduce health disparities among African Americans and Hispanics in St. Louis city, Ferguson, Florissant, and select cities in Illinois. Her main role focused on improving access to quality clinical and community preventive health services, such as the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program. She gives back to the nursing profession by serving as a online adjunct faculty at Maryville University: The Catherine McAuley School of Nursing. She has academia research experience and most recently published “Factors Influencing Participation in the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program: A DNP Project” in the The Journal of the National Black Nurses Association Summer 2017 edition.
In the community she is as a level 1 certified USATF coach and USATF certified official. She coaches youth athletes for the St. Louis Express Track club, which is affiliated with AAU/USATF. Also, Anniece is a member of St. Louis Nurses in Advanced Practice and serves as a symposium committee member.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (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 U. S. today, providing a unified networking platform and advocating for their role as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered and personalized health care. 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 NP patients and other health care consumers.