Carla Kirkland, a Nurse Practitioner at Saint Francis Memphis Emergency Department, has been named the 2019 American Association of Nurse Practitioners® Tennessee State Award for Nurse Practitioner Advocate Excellence. The award is given annually to a dnurse practitioner (NP) and NP advocate in each state.
Recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony and reception held during the AANP 2019 National Conference, June 18--23, in Indianapolis. The State Award for NP Excellence, founded in 1991, recognizes an NP in each state who demonstrates excellence in practice.
Kirkland is president of Tennessee Nurses Association District 1 and president elect for Tennessee Nurses Association.