BERLIN — Janet Chevarie, APRN has been named recipient of the 2019 American Association of Nurse Practitioners N.H. State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence. This prestigious award is given annually to a dedicated nurse practitioner and NP advocate in each state. Recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony and reception held during the AANP 2019 National Conference this month in Indianapolis.
The State Award for NP Excellence was founded in 1991. In 1993, the State Award for NP Advocate Excellence was added to recognize the efforts of individuals who have made a significant contribution toward increasing awareness and recognition of the NP role.
Chevarie has been practicing as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Coos County Family Health Services since 1985. She has been a key member of the organization’s Pre-Natal and Family Planning programs, and has provided health care services to women of all ages throughout her career.
Chevarie helped to establish the organization’s Medication Assistance Treatment program, and has been a champion in her community for individuals and families confronting this illness. In the past year, she became eligible to provide Medication Assisted Treatment for individuals diagnosed with Opioid Abuse Disorders. She has found this new chapter in her career to be both deeply rewarding and challenging.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the largest national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties, represents the interest of more than 248,000 licensed NPs practicing in the United States.