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Nurse of the Year

DATE: Saturday, November 23, 2019  |  Time: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: The Venetian Las Vegas
ADDRESS: 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

For more information, please contact Pamela Carlston at (702) 806-4154 or pcarlston@marchofdimes.org

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FUND THE MISSION

NOMINATE A NURSE

March of Dimes is honored to pay tribute to the nursing profession by recognizing extraordinary
nurses throughout the community. Nurse of the Year events honor those who make a
difference in the lives of so many. Nominate an outstanding nurse today!

Nominations close on August 23, 2019.

2019 CATEGORIES

ADVANCED PRACTICE
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified Nurse Midwife, Nurse Practitioner (RN, CNS, CNM, NP, CRNA). Must hold one or more of the following degrees: MSN, MN, DNP, Ph.D. 

CARE MANAGEMENT
Includes industry professionals specializing in health insurance providers.

CHARGE RN
Nurses assuming shift or clinical leadership in any setting.

COMMUNITY HEALTH
Include nurses who specialize in behavioral health (mental health, Nurse Psychotherapist and addictive services) and/or public health (public health, clinic, office and other ambulatory care settings. School nurses, transplant coordinators, parish and prison nursing and occupational nurses). 

CRITICAL CARE / EMERGENCY CARE      
(adult or pediatric) Includes adult intensive care unit (ICU), cardiac care unit (CCU), intermediate care unit (IMC), catheter lab and special procedures, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and interventional radiology. Includes ER, flight, ambulatory, pre-hospital, triage and pediatric ER.

DISTINGUISHED NURSE OF THE YEAR
Recognizes nurses who demonstrate a high level of competency throughout their career, demonstrate leadership and excellence while continuously seeking to further the professional development of others. 

GENERAL MEDICAL (Sponsored by Valley Health Systems)
Medical, orthopedics, neurological, renal, respiratory, OR & endoscopy

HOSPICE / HOME HEALTH/ PALLIATIVE CARE / LONG TERM ACUATE CARE
Nursing in inpatient hospice settings, nursing care for patients in specialty long term acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, active rehabilitation, and long term care facilities and nursing in all home health care settings including case management in any care health care setting. 

INTEGRATIVE/HOLISTIC THERAPY SPECIALTY
Recognizes nurses who have received specialized training and/or certification in the use of holistic therapies. Applies holistic/integrative therapy knowledge and skills as part of their formal role regardless of setting. Demonstrates a high level of proficiency in the selection and use of holistic modalities to achieve positive outcomes for their clients/patients.

NICU / PEDIATRIC
Neonatal intensive care unit, special care nursery, newborn intensive care unit, intensive care nursery (ICN) and special care baby units. Includes nurery, general pediatric units, pediatric clinics, and pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). 

NURSING ADMINISTRATION
Includes entrepreneurs, consultants, executives, administrators, and senior leaders. Performance patient safety,  initiatives based in the community and/or hospital settings.

NURSING MANAGEMENT
Those with administrative or supervisory roles at the department or service line levels, house supervisors or administrative officers of the day who oversee global nursing and/or operations for a specified period of time.

NURSING SUPPORT
Those individuals who support leaders or help clinical staff provide care to clients/patients such as nursing assistants, monitor technicians, unit clerks, coordinators or assistants.

NURSING EDUCATION & RESEARCH / CLINICAL EDUCATION
Includes university, college, and junior college nurse educators. Must hold one or more of the following degrees: MSN, MS, DNP, Ph.D. Clinical nurse educators of simulation coordination, CDI’s, Diabetes, Preceptors trainers including ACLS or PALS.

ONCOLOGY
Nursing in all oncology settings, adult and pediatric. 

RISING STAR / EMERGING LEADER
Nurses with fewer than three years of experience and exemplifies outstanding care, leadership, and professionalism.

SURGICAL SERVICES
Surgical services including perioperative, preoperative, post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) and day surgery. 

WOMEN'S HEALTH
Antepartum, intrapartum, labor and delivery, maternal/ baby care, postpartum and gynecology. 

WOUND/OSTOMY SPECIALTY
Nurses certified in Wound/Ostomy or Continence and using specialized knowledge and skills provide evidence-based care to clients experiencing wound, ostomy, or continence issues in any healthcare setting.
 
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EVENT DETAILS

Join us as we honor nursing excellence and pay tribute to the tireless efforts of nurses throughout the community while also raising valuable funds for March of Dimes. Over the course of several weeks, nurses are nominated by colleagues, supervisors or the families they have served. At a culminating awards event, March of Dimes then celebrates the profession and recognizes the most outstanding nurses in up to 16 diverse categories.
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EVENT LEADERSHIP

Thanks to the leadership of our chair Debra Fox, Chief Nursing Officer at University Medical Center and committee members, we are honored to present the 2019 Nurse of the Year Awards. March of Dimes and the families we support are grateful for the generosity and effort of the team that will make this event possible.
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BECOME A SPONSOR

March of Dimes celebrates nursing in the most meaningful way, through partnerships with hospitals, health care facilities, organizations, vendors and individuals. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels for our Nurse of the Year event, providing integration and civic engagement while playing tribute to nurses. We look forward to discussing your partnership with March of Dimes.
Contact Pamela Carlston for more information: pcarlston@marchofdimes.org
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NURSE OF THE YEAR AWARDS WINNERS

The March of Dimes is proud to honor the 2018 Nurse of the Year Award winners.

Nursing Research & scholorship

Reimund
Serafica

UNLV

Adult Critical Care

Michael 
Kaplan

UMC

Advanced Practice

Luzviminda
Alexander

UMC

CNA Nursing Support

Mia
Rios

Children's Heart Center

Infection Control

Norman 
Wright

Nevada Antimicrobial
Stewardship Program

Hospice Palliative Care

Leslie 
Hunter - Johnson

Sunrise Hospital

Rising Star

Chimere
Nash

UMC

Pediatric Nursing

Yee 
Kwok

UMC

Nursing Management

Alma
Rose Angeles

Sunrise Hospital

Specialty Services

Jennifer
Kawi

UNLV

Pediatric Critical Care

Brandi
Dimas

Sunrise Hospital

Nursing Administration

Debra
Fox

UMC

Emergency Nursing

Daniel Hays

UMC

Charge RN

Linda
Stacy

Sunrise Children's Hospital

SUPPORT THE MISSION

Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide and 1 million will die before their first birthday. Your gift helps March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs that help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.
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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR: