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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Nursing Professor Susan Calloway, Ph.D., FNP, is the recipient of the 2016 Texas Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award. The award was given by the Texas Nurse Practitioners at their state conference in San Antonio.
Calloway has worked as a family nurse practitioner since 1996 and received her psychiatric – mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) certification. She currently teaches in the TTUHSC School of Nursing Advanced Practice Registered Nurse program and graduate programs. She is developing a PMHNP program for TTUHSC that will begin January 2017. Calloway was awarded the first Domestic Humanitarian Award in 2012 by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
While serving as an educator and nurse practitioner, Calloway founded a nonprofit organization, Orma’s Orphans, which provides food and educational resources for children orphaned by AIDS in Swaziland. She met with nursing leaders to organize a mental health curriculum for vulnerable children. She previously worked as a reviewer for the Health Services and Resources Administration, The Journal of Pediatric Nursing and The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Calloway also was the only nurse chosen for the Suicide Prevention Research Institute in Rochester, New York.
Award recipients must demonstrate excellence as a nurse practitioner and role model for others and contribute significantly to the improvement of care for individuals, families and their communities. For more information on Texas Nurse Practitioners, visit www.texasnp.org.