Published on April 26, 2022

RNs Nominated for Advanced Practice Excellence Award

TUPELO, Mississippi—Kimberly Remmers, CRNA, and Whitney Sparks, NP-C, have been nominated by their peers for North Mississippi Medical Center’s Advanced Practice Excellence Award.

NMMC presents Excellence in Nursing awards in several categories and will honor each winner on their unit during National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

Kimberly RemmersRemmers is a certified registered nurse anesthetist with Surgical Services. She joined the NMMC staff in 1992 and worked as a registered nurse in the Critical Care Unit before assuming her current role.

A 1988 graduate of Tupelo High School, Remmers earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women in 1992 and her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2000. She earned a master’s degree and completed CRNA training at the University of Tennessee-Memphis in 2002. She is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support and as a Critical Care Registered Nurse.

She attends West Jackson Street Baptist Church, where she is involved with the women’s, kitchen and prayer ministries.

Whitney SparksSparks is a family nurse practitioner at Belmont Family Medical Clinic. She joined the staff in 2011 and worked as a registered nurse in NMMC’s Critical Care Unit and Resource Pool before joining the clinic staff. A 2005 graduate of Patrician Academy in Butler, Alabama, she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Alabama in 2009.

Sparks completed her master’s degree and nurse practitioner training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2013 and will graduate in May with her doctoral degree. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

She served on North Mississippi Health Services’ Primary Care Collaborative Committee. She and her husband, John, have two children—John Howard and Sarah—and attend New Bethel Church in Belmont.            

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