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Lacie Petitto, DNP, MSN, APRN, CPNP, BSN, RN
Lacie acts in many leadership roles in the Sleep Center at Arkansas Children’s Hospital by assisting with the business planning as well as increasing awareness of sleep disorders in children through the Public Relations department. She is actively involved in research and has presented research at the National Sleep Conference.
While working on her DNP, her duties as the President of Arkansas NAPNAP have included organizing and leading quarterly chapter officer meetings, participation in national legislative conference calls, organizing conferences with medical professional guest speakers, and fostering chapter participation in community service projects.
“It’s good to have some diversity in the work setting, especially when you have nurses who have been working in the same field or facility for a while. It is nice to bring in a fresh set of eyes with a different outlook and perspective. We make diversity and cultural competency a priority and an expectation at our facility. Communicating and understanding others’ cultural beliefs and ideas are keys to working with a diverse team. Having a diverse team can lead to better options and practices of patient care.”
Beth Williams, RN Director of Nursing, The BridgeWay