Dr. George Peraza-Smith awarded the Dave Butler Spirit of GAPNA Award

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South University would like to congratulate Dr. George Peraza-Smith, DNP, APRN-C, GNP-BC, GS-C, CNE, FAANP, Department Chair for online Graduate Nursing programs, for being awarded the Dave Butler Spirit of Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) Award at their annual conference in September 2020. Dave Butler, Vice President for Johnson & Johnson USA, was an advocate and supporter of the goals and mission of GAPNA. The Dave Butler Spirit of GAPNA Award is given to a member who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the organization. Dr. Peraza-Smith has been an active GAPNA member serving as the Treasurer and Chairperson for the Geropsychiatric Special Interest Group. He was a co-author with the Consensus Statements on Proficiencies for the APRN Gerontological Specialist and currently serves as President for the Gerontology Nursing Certification Commission. Congratulations to Dr. Peraza-Smith on this achievement!