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Nurse of the Year - Arizona

DATE: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. EST

LOCATION: Virtual Event

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Now more than ever, it is important to honor excellence in nursing and pay tribute to the tireless efforts of nurses across the state! In recognition of the heroic efforts of healthcare personnel throughout Arizona during the pandemic, we extended the deadline for nominations and applications through June 30, 2020.  We wanted to make sure that colleagues, supervisors and families had the opportunity to nominate extraordinary nurses in our community.  

We may not be able to come together in person this year, but we can make a real difference for moms and babies, at a time when they need us most. In order to follow CDC guidelines to avoid mass gatherings, we are rapidly preparing for an exciting, virtualized Nurse of the Year Awards experience.

All official nominees will be recognized for their accomplishments during our Virtual Nominee Night on Thursday, August 27, 2020.  They will celebrate safely with Papa John's Pizza, delivered to their home or to their place of work.  Finalists will be announced during this time as well, and will receive beautiful floral arrangements provided by Table Tops, Etc. Our Virtual Awards Program, Thursday, September 17, 2020, will also be shown online, so that March of Dimes can honor the profession and recognize the most outstanding nurses in 12 diverse categories, who will each be enrolled in a one-year CE subscription through  We will also announce our Distinguished Nurse of the Year, and our sponsors will enjoy a catered lunch at their facility from either Fabulous Food Fine Catering & Events or Creations in Cuisine.

We are grateful to our nominees, finalists, and winners, for helping to raise money for our mission--to lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies!  With a goal of $15,000, your support of March of Dimes helps fund:

Free virtual NICU support programs for families...
Virtual prenatal programs for moms-to-be...
COVID-19 interventions and support for moms and babies...
Programs that promote health equity for moms and babies and directly combat racial disparities in maternal and child health...
Educational programs, including live Facebook panel discussions, to get info into the hands of moms and families...
Necessary supplies for expectant mothers, including blood pressure cuffs and masks...

We will update this page as we finalize our plans.  Don't hesitate to reach out directly to Lori Katzaroff, with any questions you  may have!  [email protected] or 602-686-7342.


The 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!
UPDATE: Extended deadline for nominations is June 30, 2020.
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Event Leadership

Thanks to the leadership of our volunteer chair and committee members, we are honored to present the Nurse of the Year Awards. After months of hard work, these volunteers have taken the event to new heights, honoring more nurses than ever before. The March of Dimes and the families we support are grateful for the generosity and effort of the team that made this event possible.


Dr. Pam Fuller 
Event Chair

Past President, Phoenix Campus, Chamberlain University


The 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 paying tribute to nurses. We look forward to discussing your partnership with the March of Dimes. Please contact Lori Katzaroff for details:  [email protected] or 602-686-7342.