The remarkable efforts of nurses in St. Louis often go unnoticed. They consistently exhibit selfless care, compassion and service. To honor these dedicated nurses, St. Louis Magazine is hosting its eighth annual Excellence in Nursing Awards. Last fall, we put out the call for nominations and received more than 200 submissions. The selection committee then carefully narrowed the list to 66 exceptional finalists and 21 winners. The 2017 finalists will be announced online next spring and the winners will be unveiled in St. Louis Magazine's May 2017 issue.
The deadline date for Excellence in Nursing has passed.
Nomination Rules & Guidelines
- The nominee must have been trained in a formal nursing program.
- All nurses must be currently licensed and practicing.
- Nominee cannot be in active disciplinary action. Applicants may be vetted by the Missouri Board of Nursing.
Materials Required for Nomination
- A completed nomination form.
- Resume or biographical data, detailing educational background, work experience, publications, community contributions, honors and awards. (If not supplied with nomination form, SLM will contact the nominee for this information.)
Dean, University of Missouri–Kansas City’s School of Nursing and Health Science
Cary serves as dean of the University of Missouri Kansas City’s School of Nursing and Health Studies. She was formerly the director of Loyola University New Orleans’ School of Nursing. Before that time, she directed distance-learning programs for the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s School of Public Health and Health Sciences and College of Nursing. Cary is on the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing; she is president-elect of the RWJ Executive Nurse Fellows Alumni Association; and she serves on the AACN Gold Nursing Initiative Task Force.
Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
A former Director of the Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care at the University of Technology, Sydney (Australia) and Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing Research at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Davidson has an established program of research in supporting individuals living with chronic conditions and developing innovative models of transitional care. She is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing, the American Heart Association, the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, and the American Academy of Nursing. She is Counsel General of the International Council on Women’s Health Issues and actively involved in the international activities of Sigma Theta Tau International. Since 2003, Davidson has supervised and mentored more than 33 researchers and currently is an editor of Collegian and the International Journal of Nursing Studies, and is on the editorial boards of a number of other journals including the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, Heart Lung and Circulation, and the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.
Chief Clinical and Nursing Officer, Get Well Network
Drenkard is the Chief Clinical and Nursing Officer of the Get Well Network. She is the former executive director of the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Her previous role was as the director of the Magnet Recognition Program for the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Drenkard served for nearly 10 years as the senior vice president of nursing/chief nurse executive of Inova Health System, a five-hospital nonprofit in northern Virginia.
Assistant Dean, University of Missouri
Farrah is the assistant dean of nursing outreach and an associate teaching professor at the University of Missouri's Sinclair School of Nursing. A continuing nursing education administrator for more than 20 years, Farrah directs the nursing outreach unit, the primary educational outreach arm of the school. Her prior experience includes teaching in both two-year and four-year colleges, as well as at MU. Her practice experience includes positions as staff nurse, team leader, primary nurse, education nurse, research nurse, and staff developer, all in hospital-based settings, in both rural and metropolitan areas.
Chief Nursing Officer Emeritus, Mayo Clinic–Jacksonville, Fla.
Harrison is the chief nursing officer emeritus for Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. She previously held a variety of positions at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., including chief nursing officer, nurse manager of a cardiac intensive-care unit and nurse administrator for critical care. She is the prior co-chair for First Coast Nurse Leaders, a consortium that includes chief nursing officers of practice organizations and directors/deans of schools of nursing in Northeast Florida.
Phyllis Arn Zimmer
President, Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation
Zimmer is the founder and president of the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation. She holds a part-time faculty position at the University of Washington’s School of Nursing in Seattle, Wash. She has served as president of both the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties and the American College of Nurse Practitioners. She currently serves on several national advisory boards.
Deadline: All nominations must be submitted no later than November 20, 2016 to be considered.
Terms: Entry materials will not be returned. St. Louis Magazine is not responsible for lost, stolen, ineligible, misdirected, damaged, or postage-due entries.
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