Published on May 12, 2020

Janelle Williamson receives American Association of Nurse Practitioners Kansas State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence

Janelle Williamson

Janelle Williamson has been named as the recipient of the 2020 American Association of Nurse Practitioners® Kansas State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence. This award is given annually to a dedicated nurse practitioner in each state who demonstrates excellence in clinical practice.

Williamson, a resident of Topeka, earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Washburn University. She also received a Master of Nursing from Washburn in 2007 and was one of five nurse practitioners to graduate from the inaugural MSN program. Williamson currently practices at LMH Health in Lawrence in Palliative Support Services, a department she was instrumental in developing and growing. She is certified in hospice and palliative care.

Williamson is active in the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and currently serves as President of Midwest HPNA. She is a current board member of the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association and a member of the Kansas State Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Council. Williamson also serves as an ACT Lead Volunteer for the Second Congressional District in Kansas for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.


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Janelle Williamson receives award for Nurse Practitioner excellence