UAMS Nurse Practitioner Wins Two National Awards
AUG. 8, 2007 | Stephanie N. Wyatt, an advanced practice nurse and women’s health nurse practitioner at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), won two awards at the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses Convention in Orlando, Fla.
During the June 23-27 convention, Wyatt received the Excellence in Community Service Award and the Novice Researcher Award for work related to long-distance telemedicine consults with high-risk pregnant patients.
The Excellence in Community Service Award recognized Wyatt’s innovative outreach services to rural, Latina and other underserved Arkansas women in need of prenatal care and subject to high-risk pregnancies. As a perinatal nurse practitioner in the UAMS Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wyatt works closely with maternal-fetal medicine physicians to manage high-risk pregnancies throughout the state.
Wyatt, who has worked at UAMS for 13 years, consults with high-risk pregnant patients across rural Arkansas through UAMS’ Antenatal & Neonatal Guidelines, Education and Learning System (ANGELS). She also coordinates resources for patients in their local area including transportation, referral and counseling services. While teaching at the UAMS College of Nursing, Wyatt provided care at free prenatal and family planning clinics in central Arkansas. She conducted prenatal checkups, screenings and high-risk referrals at the Guadalupe Women’s Clinic in Little Rock for Hispanic immigrant women who did not receive Medicaid services.
The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses serves and represents more than 22,000 health care professionals in the U.S., Canada and abroad.