Shanna DeWater, daughter of Larry and Nisha Wise, of Purdy, has been selected to receive the State of Missouri Excellence Award from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
DeWater, a nurse practitioner, operates a primary care clinic in Mt. Vernon for the Veteran's Administration. She is a member of the Advanced Nurses of the Ozarks (APNO) Executive Board. She serves as secretary and scholarship committee chairperson and will serve as president-elect next year.
DeWater also sits on the conference planning committee for APNO, the Missouri Council of Nurse Practitioners, the Missouri Special Interest Group of Nurse Practitioners, is a Team Summit stakeholder and is involved with the Missouri Coalition for Nursing and the Center for Champion of Nursing.
DeWater will graduate with her doctorate degree in May of 2012. She lives in Springfield with her husband, Scott, and children, Jessica, Chase and Morgan.