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Cal State LA names Outstanding DNP Student

8 students graduate from CSU’s 1st DNP cohort

Monday August 11, 2014
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Myriam Boutary, RN, MSN, FNP-C, was among the first graduates of the DNP degree program from California State University, Los Angeles and was named the Outstanding Doctor of Nursing Practice Student by the university’s Southern California DNP Consortium. The CSU program was designed to educate nurses for advanced practice and to educate future nursing faculty members.

Boutary has more than a decade of experience working in the healthcare industry. She is a clinic manager for a major retail health organization and has been an FNP with the company since 2009.

Past positions include working as an RN at Glendale Memorial Hospital, and as an orthopedic clinic research associate at the Dorr Arthritis Institute. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from UCLA in 2004 and her master’s degree in nursing from Cal State L.A. in 2009.

"It’s an honor for us to be among the first and to help lead the transformation of healthcare by elevating the field of nursing and its critical role in the future of primary care," Boutary said in the release.

“I’m also pleased to be recognized as the Outstanding DNP because I chose to pursue this education initially for my own personal and professional growth.” What this experience has done is put me in touch with so many extraordinary nurse clinicians, educators and administrators who have directly impacted the way that I practice and lead my team every day. So to be named ‘outstanding’ among 28 DNP students who each exemplify ‘outstanding’ in their own way is a significant recognition — and I am humbled to receive it."

Boutary and 27 other graduates of the inaugural class earned their doctoral degrees in the CSU program. Boutary along with seven Cal State L.A. DNP candidates were hooded during the College of Health and Human Services Commencement ceremony on June 14.

Other Cal State L.A. DNP graduates include Raymund Gantioque, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC; Stacy Bower, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC; Jean Mary O’Neil, RN, MN, FNP-BC; Anna Carchi, RN, MSN, CNS, ACNP-BC; Lisa Marie Evans, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC; Helen Sun, RN, MSN, FNP-C and Timothy Stacy, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC.


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