Schquthia Peacock, FNP, co-owner and Family Nurse Practitioner of Avance Care Preston, has been honored at numerous award ceremonies this year.
Nearly 500 Registered Nurses gathered in Winston-Salem to elect new leaders, honor award winners, network with colleagues, and earn valuable continuing nursing education. The 116th Annual Convention of the North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) featured internationally renowned speakers and home-grown leaders who are working to lead Nursing Forward® for the benefit of nurses and patients across the state. It also gave NCNA members the opportunity to review progress on its various priorities.
Schquthia Peacock received this year’s Mentorship in Nursing Award. A long-time leader of NCNA’s Council of Nurse Practitioners, Peacock is a familiar face to both early career nurse practitioners and seasoned veterans. She has been a staunch supporter of legislation to modernize APRN regulations, and when she is invited to speak to NP students – which happens often – she makes sure they understand the importance of these efforts and feel invited to be advocates, themselves. Peacock goes out of her way to mentor new Nurse Practitioners and has prioritized building a diverse and inclusive community of NPs in North Carolina.
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North Carolina Great 100 Nurses
Schquthia was also honored as a Great 100 Nurse in the state of North Carolina!
Nominations were scored based on how the nominee:
- Promotes and advances the profession of nursing in their practice setting and/or community
- Demonstrates integrity, honesty, and accountability
- Displays commitment to patients, families, and colleagues
- Demonstrates caring and assists others to grow and develop
- Radiates energy and enthusiasm, and contributes to overall outcomes in their practice setting
Schquthia received her award on October 7th.