Government Affairs

Carolyn Yucha Receives 2011 AACN Advocate of the Year Award

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Carolyn Yucha
University of Nevada
Las Vegas

Dr. Carolyn Yucha, Dean of the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Nursing, was distinguished with the AACN Advocate of the Year Award at this year’s Spring Annual Meeting. Dr. Teri Murray, Chair of the AACN Government Affairs Committee (GAC), presented Dr. Yucha with the award during the GAC program session on Sunday, March 25, 2012.

Granted annually to one AACN member whose efforts to promote AACN’s policy initiatives ranks the highest among AACN membership, the Advocate of the Year award recognizes the recipient for consistently displaying  participation in AACN Action Alerts, communication to members of Congress, and Capitol Hill visits during the AACN Fall and Spring meetings. AACN thanks Dr. Yucha for her commitment to representing nursing’s voice in the policy realm.