Annette Gartman

Annette Gartman, clinical instructor, and Scott Byrd, adjunct faculty, were both named to the Arkansas Center for Nursing’s 2017 “40 Under 40” list. Gartman and Byrd are both in the School of Nursing at the University of Central Arkansas.

Forty Arkansas nurses were named to the list, which honors emerging nurse leaders in the state who are under the age of 40.

The Arkansas Center for Nursing’s mission is to promote a culture of health for the citizens of Arkansas by advancing nursing education, practice, leadership and workforce development. Identifying future nursing leaders is a national recommendation behind the creation of the “40 Nurse Leaders Under 40” recognition program in Arkansas.

Scott Byrd

The 40 honorees were selected using criteria on how each applicant stood out among their peers in four distinctive areas: Commitment to Excellence, Service/Outreach, Leadership Qualities, and their Contributions to the Advancement of the Nursing Profession.