Baptist Health Nurses Named to 2022 ‘40 Nurse Leaders Under 40’ List

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  –  The Arkansas Center for Nursing recently announced three Baptist Health nurses on its annual 40 Nurse Leaders Under 40 list. They are:

  • Nycole Oliver, DNP, of Baptist Health Family Clinic-Dodson Avenue has spent much of her nearly 20-year career in health care within the walls of Baptist Health-Fort Smith. Oliver earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of South Alabama in 2015. Oliver has won numerous awards from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the Emergency Nurses Association. She was also named one of Arkansas Center for Nursing’s “40 Nurse Leaders Under 40” in 2019. She is a graduate of both Leadership Fort Smith and Leadership Arkansas.


  • Lindsey Bourne, MNSc, APRN, AGACNP-BC, ANVC-BC, has worked at Baptist Health in various job titles since 2005, starting as an intern and now as a stroke nurse practitioner. Bourne graduated with her RN diploma from Baptist Health College Little Rock, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing through Arkansas Tech University and then completed her Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) certification at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In 2020, she received the Association of Neurovascular Clinicians (ANVC) Year of the Nurse and Midwife award, and in 2019, she was named to the Great 100 Nurses Celebration of Arkansas.


  • Monique Thammavong, DNP, of Baptist Health Family Clinic-Van Buren earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from University of Arkansas for Medical Science in Little Rock. Thammavong speaks both Laotian and Thai. She was also a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Received Outstanding Clinical Performance Award during her BSN studies. Thammavong provides acute care and disease management for patients of Crawford County.

The Arkansas Center for Nursing’s mission is to promote a culture of health for the citizens of Arkansas by advancing nursing education, practice, leadership and workforce development. 

The 40 Nurse Leaders Under 40 recognition is intended to identify, celebrate, and encourage exemplary dedication and leadership in the nursing profession. Recipients were selected through a highly competitive nomination process which focused on their commitment to excellence, service and outreach within their community, leadership qualities, and contributions to the advancement of the nursing profession.

Honorees will be recognized in a ceremony on Oct. 10 at the Benton Event Center in Benton.


About Baptist Health

For more than 100 years, Baptist Health has delivered All Our Best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.