Lisa Chambers, MSN, MPS, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, emergency services/trauma clinical educator at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange, California, has won the 2020 Distinguished CPEN Award.
The award honors a Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse who demonstrates clinical and professional excellence and supports others in earning their specialty board credentials. It is presented by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing.
“I am very humbled and also know there are many other deserving nurses who recognize the importance of being certified and continue to push their colleagues to succeed and exceed their own dreams,” Chambers said. “When you are CPEN-certified, you know you have the knowledge necessary to provide the best care for kids no matter where you work. Hopefully, more emergency nurses will be inspired to move forward and be encouraged that they can do this. And do it for the kids.”
“Lisa Chambers is one of our finest,” said Melanie Patterson, DNP, MHA, RN, vice president, patient care services, and chief nursing officer, CHOC Children’s. “As an emergency department clinical educator, she passionately guides frontline staff in integrating knowledge, skill, and behaviors to improve nursing practice and patient care. Lisa is a role model who promotes quality, compassion and inquisitive thinking. We applaud her for this well-deserved distinction.”
Read a Q&A with Lisa Chambers here.