Congratulations to Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Gwyn Parris-Atwell, DNP, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, whose poster presentation received First Place in the Research category at the recent New Jersey Emergency Nurses Association's (NJENA) 43rd Annual Emergency Care Conference. The NJENA conference, held in Atlantic City, featured timely educational topics in emergency nursing practice — while also providing key networking opportunities for attendees.
A Nurse Practitioner with the Jefferson Occupational Health Network, Parris-Atwell's First Place poster is about mitigating fatigue to improve the health and well-being of shift-work nurses. During the three-day conference, Parris-Atwell also presented on wound care practices.
When not at Jefferson, the Alloway, NJ, resident serves as Commander of the 166th Medical Group, where she oversees medical operations for 1,500 Air Force service members. "Throughout Gwyn's distinguished career, which began in the Army Nurse Corps Reserve, she has held a variety of nursing, educational, and leadership positions," said Jefferson Health - New Jersey Chief Nursing Officer, Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC. "We celebrate her for this latest, great achievement."
She was honored as the Salem County recipient of the “Distinguished Citizen of the Year” by the Garden State Council of the Boy Scouts of America in 2021. For more information on NJENA's Emergency Care Conference, visit www.newjerseyena.org/ecc2022. Congratulations, Gwyn!