Excellence in Nursing

Excellence in Nursing Awards


For the 12th year in a row, St. Louis Magazine is honoring the remarkable efforts of nurses across the region. This year, as the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the medical community altered our day-to-day lives, it is particularly important to acknowledge the inspiring work of nurses who go above and beyond the call of duty while providing comfort during these trying times.

Whether it be a nurse from a private practice, hospital system, or school; a nurse who specializes in home care, pediatrics, surgery, or education, help recognize our region's health care heroes by submitting a nomination for St. Louis Magazine’s 2021 Excellence in Nursing Awards.


The honorees will be chosen by a prestigious selection committee and recognized in St. Louis Magazine's May 2021 issue, as well as at a virtual awards reception on Thursday, April 22 at 6 p.m.


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Phyllis Zimmer
Founder of the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation

Brigit Van Graafeiland
Assistant professor at John Hopkins University School of Nursing

Miki Goodwin
Assistant dean for clinical practice at John Hopkins University School of Nursing

Debra Harrison
Current executive coach at MEDI, and former chief nursing officer for Mayo Clinic

Lola Denise Jefferson
First vice president of the National Black Nurses Association

Carli Zegers
Assistant professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City