Anabel Quintanar was recently recognized as the winner of the 2018 VA Secretary’s Awards for Excellence in Nursing and Advancement of Nursing Programs in the Registered Nurse staff role.
This is considered the highest award for nursing within the VA.
Local and regional winners are selected from hundreds of nominees and then one national winner is selected from there.
“AAACN has been instrumental in me obtaining this award,” Quintanar said. “I joined AAACN about four years ago, got involved right away, and have just seen my leadership and nursing skills grow so much. Being a participant in the VA SIG has helped tremendously as well. As an ambulatory care nurse, it is an honor to have been selected.”