Patricia Lincoln, RN, BSN, ACRN received the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care’s (ANAC) HIV Educator Distinguished Service Award in November at the ANAC’s annual awards ceremony in Baltimore. The award recognizes an outstanding ANAC member who, through HIV/AIDS Education, has had a great impact on the lives of those they have instructed, including patients, clients, families, health care providers, community groups and the general public.
Lincoln is the site director of the Christiana Care-based performance site of the Pennsylvania/ Mid- Atlantic AIDS Education Training Center. She provides and coordinates comprehensive, quality educational programs regarding HIV to health care workers and individuals in and leads a team that serves as a resource center for the information regarding HIV medical management, research protocols and referral information.
One of the first RNs to work for Christiana Care HIV outpatient clinical program, Lincoln has been dedicated to the care of HIV infected and affected individuals since the beginning of the epidemic. She has been instrumental in developing and teaching the ANAC Aids Certified Registered Nurse (ACRN) exam.
“Pat is the definition of a nurse educator,” says Linda Frank, Ph.D, MSN, ACRN, FAAN, executive director of the Pennsylvania/Mid Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Centers. “She is committed, enthusiastic and dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with HIV.”