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March of Dimes Names BC Connell School of Nursing's Holly Fontenot Nurse of the Year

Chestnut Hill, Mass. (January 2013) -- Connell School of Nursing Clinical Assistant Professor Holly Fontenot was named a 2012 Nurse of the Year by the Massachusetts Chapter of the March of Dimes. Fontenot was honored in the category of Nursing Administration/Research.

Holly Fontenot

Nurse of the Year is a statewide award that recognizes exceptional nurses, all of whom represent the March of Dimes vision for a healthier, stronger generation of babies and families. Fontenot was one of nine nurses honored at a ceremony held last month.

Fontenot, a faculty member at BC since 2004, has served as coordinator of the Connell School's women's health nurse practitioner program since 2007. She also is a women's health nurse practitioner at the Sidney Borum Health Center, where she supervises graduate students on clinical rotations. Her clinical interests are in women's health, HPV, forensic nursing and sexual health and safety. Her research has been published in the Journal of Nurse Practitioners and Nursing for Women's Health, among other publications.

The March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health, works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.