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February 25, 2009

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The University of Texas at Tyler

UT Tyler Doctoral Student Named President of National Nurse Association


Kim L. Armour, a student in The University of Texas at Tyler nursing doctoral program, has been elected the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses president, Dr. Linda Klotz, College of Nursing and Health Sciences dean, announced.   

Armour is a certified nurse practitioner in women’s health care and perinatology and holds registry as a diagnostic medical sonographer in obstetrics and gynecology, specializing in fetal diagnostics. She currently serves as manager and nurse practitioner of the Women’s Subspecialty Center at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill.

“It is an extreme honor to lead an organization that is the nursing authority in the health care of women and newborns,” said Armour. “I am very proud of my long-time involvement with AWHONN at the local, state and national levels. I look forward to continuing my role as president to further advance the success of AWHONN and the women and newborns we care for every day.”

Armour has been active in AWHONN since 1991. Prior to serving two terms on the AWHONN board of directors, she served as the AWHONN Illinois section chair.  Her memberships include the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Sigma Theta Tau International.

She was awarded the UT Tyler Ruggles Gates Fellowship for Scholarship.

Other honors include the March of Dimes Jonas Salk Health Leadership Award and the AWHONN National Award of Excellence for Clinical Practice.

Currently pursuing a doctorate in international nursing/global healthcare, Armour holds a master of science in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of science in nursing from Keuka College in New York. She and her husband Larry have three sons.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved UT Tyler’s online doctoral program in October 2007. The program, built on a model of strengths, enables nurses to study in the communities in which they reside while preparing them to serve as nurse educators and researchers who impact health locally and translate research findings globally.

For more information, visit http://www.uttyler.edu/nursing/phd/.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. Nearly 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.


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