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NPA 2020 Award Recipients

The Nurse Practitioner Association New York State is pleased to announce this year's NP and Student NP of the Year Award recipients.

Nurse Practitioner of the Year - Maureen Hogan, DNP, RN, CCRN, AGNP

Maureen Hogan, DNP, RN, CCRN, AGNP is a member of Region 7, Long Island Group.

Maureen Jennings Hogan, DNP, AGNP, RN, CCRN, graduated with her DNP in 2014 from Stony Brook University School of Nursing and is a 1996 graduate of the Hunter College Nurse Practitioner program in New York City. She is an adult-gerontological nurse practitioner and is currently part of the Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant program at Northwell Health System at the Long Island Jewish and Manhasset campuses since 2017.

Maureen has had a long career in nursing and in cardiology, graduating with her AAS in 1986, completing her BSN at Adelphi University in 1990 and going on to complete her MSN and DNP. She started as an NP, hired by her mentor NP Carole Biggin, with Massapequa Heart Group, which later became part of Northwell Health Physician Partners. As an RN/CCRN, Maureen had experience caring for patients on med surgical units, telemetry and critical care including medical, surgical and coronary care and as a nurse in the electrophysiology lab and cardiac research, This experience provided her with a wonderful foundation for her NP practice.

Maureen has been a member of The NPA since 1996 and has been a proud member of The NPA of Long Island (NPALI) Scholarship Committee since 2015, working with extraordinary fellow nurse practitioners. In addition to full time clinical practice, Maureen has mentored and acted as preceptor for numerous student and new registered nurses and nurse practitioners. Maureen has been adjunct professor for nursing at Hunter at NYU in 1997 and with Adelphi at LIJ in 2016. She co-authored a publication in 2014 with her DNP clinical advisor Dr. Corrine Jurgens and fellow NPA members and colleagues Mary McGreal and Collen Irwin Walsh published in Research Reports in Clinical Cardiology entitled Heart Failure Self Care and Interventions to reduce symptom burden and clinical events. Maureen conducted an IRB approved study at Northwell Health in 2014 entitled Testing the effect of a Home based exercise intervention on Older Patients with Implanted Cardioverter Defibrillators and had several poster presentations in Washington D.C. and New York. She has volunteered her time during the years for the Heart Screen New York program-Saving lives through early detection, has been a liaison for high school students in the student scholar program, and has participated in the FACES Walk for Epilepsy.

Maureen has had broad experience in clinical practice and in mentoring those new to the profession but is most proud of her 33 year marriage to her husband John, four wonderful children and large extended family.

Student Nurse Practitioner of the Year - Benjamin Hayes, FNP-S

Benjamin Hayes, FNP-S is a member of Region 5, Greater Newburgh Group.

Benjamin Hayes is a proud member of The NPA Region 5. He serves as a nurse in the ICU at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh New York. While in nursing school Ben participated in a medical mission to provide care to the under-served communities living in the bateyes in the Dominican Republic. This experience ignited a passion to serve the most vulnerable. Ben strives daily to improve the health outcomes of the under-served population locally at the hospital as well as in the community with the local federally qualified health center in their mobile health outreach. He does this by providing empathetic and culturally sensitive care to all his patients. His ability to speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese as well as experience living in South America help him to educate and make lasting connections with those he encounters.

Ben's desires to do more and expand his scope of practice have driven him to pursue an education as a Family Nurse Practitioner so that he can help those in need, from birth to death. He has been fortunate to have the ability to pursue his passion while in school as a Family Nurse Practitioner by performing his clinicals at the local federally qualified health center Cornerstone Family Healthcare where he hopes to work upon graduation.

While working as a registered nurse Ben has been recognized twice with the MSLC “Catch A Star Award” and the 2018 “Hudson Valley Magazine Excellence In Nursing Award”. Ben is in his final semester as a Family Nurse Practitioner student at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York and expects to graduate in December of 2020.

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