Jennifer Breseman, DNP, FNP-BC, received the Rising Star Award, which is presented to a Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners member who has been an NP for less than five years but exhibits qualities of leadership that would be expected of a more seasoned individual. Jennifer started her involvement with VCNP as a student prior to obtaining her DNP. She served in the student board position where she created a local preceptor award to honor VCNP members who serve as preceptors to students in the Northern Virginia region. Since her graduation, she has continued to volunteer on VCNP’s Northern Virginia Region board as co-chair of the Education Committee. Jennifer is a family NP with Leesburg Sterling Family Practice.