Newsmaker: Denise Ramponi
Noteworthy: Ramponi received the Emergency Nurses Association's Frank L. Cole Nurse Practitioner Award, a national award given each year to someone who exemplifies what an emergency nurse practitioner should be. Ramponi's peers nominated her for the award.
Family: Husband, Kevin Bowman
Background: Ramponi works as an assistant professor at Robert Morris University in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. She also is employed as an emergency department nurse practitioner at Heritage Valley Sewickley Hospital. Previously, Ramponi worked at the UPMC Shadyside Emergency Department and Allegheny General Hospital.
Education: She received her bachelor's degree in nursing from La Roche College, her nurse practitioner certification from Allegheny General Hospital in conjunction with Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master's in nursing from Duquesne University and a doctorate of nursing practice from Waynesburg University.
Quote: “I was shocked, I was humbled and I was very proud, especially when you're given an award by your peers and especially on a national basis.”