Baptist Health College Little Rock Nursing Faculty Member Named to the Emergency Nurses Association ‘20 Under 40 Class of 2023’
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Baptist Health College Little Rock (BHCLR) nursing faculty member Philip Prousnitzer, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CCRN, CPEN, CTRN, CFRN, was awarded the “20 Under 40 Class” of 2023 by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) at the annual conference in September.
This award spotlights emergency nursing professionals that are making contributions to their workplaces, communities and the emergency nursing speciality. Applicants are selected by a panel of reviewers comprised of ENA members and staff. Prousnitzer was honored at the annual conference, ENA social media and the October issue of the ENA “Connection” magazine.
“The emergency department has been my passion since nursing school and I strive to do what I can to share this passion with others,” Prousnitzer said. “It was such an honor to be selected by my peers and to be a part of the 2023 class. All the years of hard work, sacrifice and passion were recognized when at times felt like it went unnoticed.”
Along with his faculty position training the next generation of nurses at BHCLR, Prousnitzer is actively involved with the Baptist Health emergency unit practice council, ENA Central Arkansas chapter, serves as an ENA state board member and a representative for the state of Arkansas advocating for legislation impacting nurses. He is also one of five nurses in the state of Arkansas with all five of the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing and will be testing for their newest certification later this year.
Prousnitzer received his ADN in nursing from Charity School of Nursing, BSN from Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, and MSN from Walden University, and is currently pursuing his DNP at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
He started with Baptist Health as a travel nurse in 2016 and came on full time in 2017. In 2021, he left the emergency department and joined the BHCLR faculty full time while still working PRN in the ER.
“The nursing faculty is proud of Philip and his dedication and commitment to the nursing profession,” said Dr. Amy Morris, DNP, APRN,CPNP, CNE and traditional nursing program coordinator. “His hard work to pursue excellence as an emergency nurse and teacher is inspiring to us all.”
To read Prousnitzer’s feature in the “Connection,” visit https://www.enaconnection-digital.org/enaconnection/library/item/october_2023/4137372/ to read more.
About Baptist Health College Little Rock
Since 1921, Baptist Health College Little Rock has shaped the health of Arkansans by educating and mentoring healthcare professionals with excellence and Christian compassion. With nine programs of study, including two nursing programs and seven allied health programs, graduates demonstrate entry-level competency in their fields, exemplify professionalism and personify the Baptist Health values. For more information about Baptist Health College Little Rock, visit bhclr.edu.
About Baptist Health
For more than a century, 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 Baptist-Health.com, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app.