Amy Donegan, CPNP-PC, Elected President of the Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses

September 17, 2015

Amy M. Donegan, certified pediatric nurse practitioner at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, has been elected the next president of the Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses (APGNN).

This position is a six-year commitment: the first two years as President Elect, followed by a two-year presidency, concluded by two years as past president. APGNN is an organization of approximately 300 pediatric gastroenterology nurses and nurse practitioners across the country. Amy has been a member of APGNN for more than ten years.

“It will be an honor to serve this important organization as president. As I have gotten more involved in committee work, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with some outstanding providers,” said Amy. “They are smart, dynamic, motivated nurses that are working to assure the highest quality of care is given to all pediatric gastroenterology patients.”

During her tenure as president, Amy looks forward to continue building relationships with dietitians and psychologists in her field to create collaborative projects that strive to provide the highest quality of care to patients.

As a CPNP, Amy focuses her expertise in the IBD Center at Nationwide Children’s, where her responsibilities include assessment, examination, diagnosis and treatment of children with inflammatory bowel disease. Her other responsibilities include overseeing the comprehensive care of families seeking a second opinion, population management review, inpatient and outpatient coordination of care, quality improvement initiatives and coordination for parent mentors.

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Note to editor: Amy Donegan is a resident of Dublin, OH.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.