Poster of Distinction Award

Every day, nurses ask critical questions that can change a patient’s outcome and influence practice guidelines. Share your experience and findings through an abstract submission for the APGNN annual meeting! Abstracts can highlight Quality Improvement (QI), Evidence-Based Practice (EBP), or clinical research. Abstracts are blindly reviewed and scored through the APGNN and NASPGHAN Research Committees. Those with the highest score(s) receive Poster of Distinction status for which the recipient (s) will receive $1000 plus the ability to present at the conference.

* Note that the 2020 listing was provided to support virtual NASPGHAN annual meeting in lieu of Poster of Distinction.

 

2022 Poster of Distinction Recipient

Nurse Administered FibroScan Successfully Implemented During Ambulatory Clinic Visit

Annette  McCoy, BSN, RN
Annette McCoy, BSN, RN
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO

 

2021 Poster of Distinction Recipients

Improving Multidisciplinary Education for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Caitlin  Dolan, MS, RN, APRN, FNP-BC
Caitlin Dolan, MS, RN, APRN, FNP-BC
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

Root Cause Analysis of Ambulatory Central-Line Associated Blood Stream Infections in Home Parenteral Nutrition Patients

Jennifer  McClelland, BSN, MS, RN, FNP-BC
Jennifer McClelland, BSN, MS, RN, FNP-BC
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

 

2020 Abbott Scholarship Award Winners*

Anxiety, Emotional and Bored Eating, Physical Activity, and Poor Sleep in Children with Obesity: A Rapid-Cycle Quality Improvement Response Within a Rapidly Evolving Pandemic

Goldie  Markowitz, MSN, CRNP
Goldie Markowitz, MSN, CRNP
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Cow's Milk Protein Enteropathy in a 12-Year-Old

Rosemary J. Pauley, APRN
Rosemary J. Pauley, APRN
Clinical Practice
Boys Town National Research Hospital
14080 Boys Town Hospital Road
Omaha, NE 68010
I have worked in the field of pediatric gastroenterology for 39 years, first as an RN and the last 20 years as a nurse practitioner.
Show more

Deterrents to Using the School Toilet to Defecate

Lisa  Philichi, ARNP
Lisa Philichi, ARNP
Mary Bridge Health Center
Tacoma, WA

Ambulatory Pediatric GI Nursing: Disaster Preparedness: Expansion of Digital Platforms to Improve Patient Outcomes

Clinton T. Smith, RN, BSN
Clinton T. Smith, RN, BSN
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora , CO

 

2019 Poster of Distinction Recipients

Implementation of Standardized Dosing for Vitamin D Supplementation Achieved Normal Serum Vitamin D Levels in Cholestatic Biliary Atresia Patients 2 Years of Age and Younger

Annette  McCoy, BSN, RN
Annette McCoy, BSN, RN
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO

A Quality Improvement Initiative: Use of Telemedicine Visits for Post-Operative Follow-up After Enteral Tube Placement

Julia  Perkins, MSN, RN, CPNP
Julia Perkins, MSN, RN, CPNP
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

Transition Readiness in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Tiffany Alicia Smith, RN, MSN, BSN
Tiffany Alicia Smith, RN, MSN, BSN
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO

 

2018 Poster of Distinction Recipients

Unsedated Transnasal Endoscopy in Children: Improving Efficiency

Clinton T. Smith, RN, BSN
Clinton T. Smith, RN, BSN
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora , CO

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Action Plan: Educating Patients and Families to Recognize and Take Action for Flare Symptoms

Jamie L. Stevenson, BSN
Jamie L. Stevenson, BSN
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

The Effectiveness of Methylprednisolone as Premedication in Preventing Infusion Reactions to Infliximab

Maggie  Zeng, MSN, FNP-BC
Maggie Zeng, MSN, FNP-BC
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Detroit, MI