Eagle River’s Lois Rockcastle recently received the Alaska Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award for 2011.
Each year the Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association selects a nurse practitioner in Alaska to be honored for their contribution to the profession, leadership in the organization and to contribution to health care in Alaska.
As a member of the Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association for 20 years, Rockcastle has served as president of the organization, editor of the newsletter and on the conference committee. From 2007-11, she also served on the Board of Directors for the American College of Nurse Practitioners, a national nurse practitioner organization that promotes health policy and the role of the nurse practitioner at the national level.
Lois received her bachelors degree in nursing from Alfred University and a masters in advanced practice nursing from the University of Rochester. She is a board certified family nurse practitioner. During her first 10 years in Alaska she lived and worked in Bethel. Currently she works for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation and also is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Alaska-Anchorage. She’s also a board member of the Chugiak Dog Mushers and a board member of the Alaska Icelandic Horse Association. She lives in Eagle River with her husband, Dr. Eric Noble, a pediatrician, and their two teenaged children.