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Terry Kollenbroich is the 2014 Wisconsin APN of the Year

Terry Kollenbroich has been selected as Advance Practice Nurse Practitioner of the Year- 2014 for the Wisconsin Chapter of NAPNAP.  Terry works as a Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with Aurora Health Care at the Aurora East Troy and the Aurora Waterford Pediatrics clinic.  

Terry was nominated by students who she’s precepted, who recognized her for her ability to educate, mentor and role model the APN role.   The student nominators described Terry as a professional PNP who holds herself to very high standards and who is passionate about the care she provides to pediatric patients and their families.  Terry was described as a preceptor with endless patience, incredible wealth of knowledge, and as a preceptor who takes the time to explain her thought process and the resources available when caring for patients.

Terry’s nomination materials were impressive for the passion by which the students described the experience of being precepted by Terry. Examples of comments received from students included: “She took her time to use every patient situation and every downtime moment to help me learn above and beyond just the surface of what I needed to know as a student.  She provided me with the confidence to know I have the knowledge to practice as an advanced nursing provider and she instilled in me the quality of resourcefulness when I did not know the answer.” “She’s dedicated to providing a great experience for her students.” “She is the most influential preceptor I have worked with.”

The Board of Wisconsin Chapter of NAPNAP is proud to award the 2014 APN of the Year to a Pediatric APN who exemplifies the best attributes of pediatric practice and of mentoring the next generation of APN’s in the state of Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin chapter of NAPNAP ( previously known as WAPNAP) is the Wisconsin chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners (NAPNAP). Membership of the Wisconsin chapter includes Pediatric and Family Nurse Practitioners, Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialists, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, School Nurses and other Pediatric Nurses from Wisconsin.