Baptist Health Nurse Practitioner in Fort Smith Named One of State’s ‘40 Nurse Leaders Under 40’

FORT SMITH, Ark. – Nycole Oliver, DNP, APRN, of Baptist Health Family Clinic-Dodson Avenue, was recently selected as one of the Arkansas Center for Nursing’s “40 Nurse Leaders Under 40” for 2019.

The recognition is intended to identify, celebrate and encourage exemplary dedication and leadership in the nursing profession. Applicants were also selected for their commitment to wellness in their communities.

“I am truly thankful for this recognition and the opportunity to be a nurse practitioner in the western Arkansas,” Oliver said. “Each day, I get the chance to work alongside wonderful physicians and make a real impact in the lives of our patients.”

This isn’t the first time Oliver has been recognized for her leadership and nursing skills. Oliver has won numerous awards from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the Emergency Nurses Association. She’s had the privilege of traveling the world and speaking to other nurse practitioners at international conferences, as well as writing content for nursing education guidebooks.

Oliver earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of South Alabama in 2015.  She began her career in health care in the Emergency Department of Baptist Health-Fort Smith in 2001. The Greenwood native is married with one son.

Oliver will be recognized alongside other nursing professionals during a ceremony on Tuesday, April 30, at the Benton Event Center in Benton, Arkansas.

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