Wednesday, June 12, 2013

ISU's Vicki Allen named 'Pinnacle Professional'

Vicki Lynn Allen
Vicki Lynn Allen, director of clinical site development for the Physician Assistance Program at Idaho State University, has been recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of health care. Allen has more than 30 years of experience in nursing. In 1992 she developed "Adolescence in the Nineties," a six-week program for parents and students sponsored by Pocatello Regional Medical Center. The program ran for eight years.

Her membership in professional and community organizations include the National Association of Neonatal Nurses; Association of Women, Newborn and Neonatal Nursing; American Academy of Pediatrics; American Heart Association; and the National Council State Boards of Nursing.

She also serves as vice chair of the Idaho State Board of Nursing and is a board member of the Pocatello Free Clinic. She has received the Volunteer of the Year Award from Project Safe Place (2000) as well as the "8 Who Make a Difference" Award (2000). She has been nominated as a March of Dimes Nurse Manager of the Year (2006) and was honored in 2007 with a March of Dimes Excellence in Nursing Award as well as a March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award. Allen has also received the Idaho Business Review Nurse Health Care Hero Award (2007) and was awarded the Idaho Hospital Association Award of Excellence in Patient Care (2008).