The National Practitioners for Women’s Health (NPWH) chose Assistant Professor Allyssa Harris as a runner up for their prestigious Inspire Award.
Harris was nominated by a colleague because of her “dedication and insight into the role of the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) and the many contributions that WHNPs can make to improve the population’s health.” It was noted, “Dr. Harris is a true role model for aspiring nurse practitioner students. Her career is a living example of what a dedicated and committed nurse practitioner can accomplish. In her commitment to education, Dr. Harris ascended from her entry into nursing as an associate degree nurse in 1985 to earning her PhD in 2008. Along the way, Dr. Harris has made it her priority to continue providing optimal health care to women and supplying future WHNP providers by teaching students.”