On June 9th, 2014 at the UCSF School of Nursing’s graduation ceremony, Anna Strewler deservedly received the award of Outstanding Master’s Student. We are thrilled that Ms. Strewler was recognized, as she is an exceptional student and nurse committed to the highest quality of care for older adults. During her time at UCSF in the sub-specialty area of gerontological nursing, she has served as a leader in the School of Nursing and an interprofessional link to the School of Medicine, Geriatrics Division. As a Student Leader of the Interprofessional Aging and Palliative Care Student Interest Group and Elective, Anna has been enthusiastic and steadfast in organizing the elective and interest group. This is exemplified in her work coordinating several successful health promotion projects in San Francisco and Marin counties. She collaborated with faculty in the Geriatrics Division and her fellow AGNP student Rebecca Conroy to publish an article in the Journal of American Medical Association and presented at the American Geriatrics Society conference in May. Ms. Strewler is also a past recipient of Hartford Center Educational, Research, and Leadership Development in Gerontological Nursing Scholarships.
Anna is quite humble in her demeanor, which makes her a respected leader to her fellow students and faculty. The HCGNE heartily congratulates Ms. Strewler on this prestigious award. She holds great potential to becoming an exceptional nurse practitioner and leader in the advanced practice gerontological nursing arena. We collectively look forward to her bright advanced practice nursing that lies ahead.