Sage Professor Named Nurse Practitioner of the Year

January 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Albany and Troy, NY Arlene Pericak, assistant professor of nursing and director of the graduate program at The Sage Colleges, has been named the 2009 Nurse Practitioner of the Year by the Capital Chapter of the Nurse Practitioner Association (NPA). Pericak has been at Sage for 17 years and teaches family nurse practitioner courses in physical assessment, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology.

In addition to her role at Sage, Pericak is currently serving as the regional representative for nurse practitioners in northeastern New York on the NPA board. She has been a member of the Capital Chapter since 1992. She was selected as the recipient for this award based on her involvement in furthering the goals of the chapter, as well as her service to the community.

"We are proud to recognize Arlene with this prestigious award," said Jeanne Millett, Capital Chapter NPA awards committee. "Arlene promotes excellence in clinical practice through education, leadership and mentoring. Her incredible dedication and service as a nurse practitioner andas a volunteer with the Capital Chapter NPA is of great value to her patients, students, colleagues and the Capital Region."

After graduating cum laude from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Pericak went on to the Memorial School of Nursing in Albany. She obtained a post graduate teaching certificate at the University of Pennsylvania, and is now working to complete coursework for the Humanistic Doctorate of Arts Program, SUNY Albany. She is married with three children.