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You are cordially invited to
Nurse of the Year

DATE: Saturday, November 7, 2020  |  Time: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: The Venetian Las Vegas
ADDRESS: 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

For more information, please contact Pamela Carlston via email at pcarlston@marchofdimes.org or phone at (702) 690-0716.

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 July 31, 2020.

2020 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.

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
Medical, orthopedics, neurological, renal, respiratory, OR & endoscopy.

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.

NURSE HERO
Recognizes nurses that show exemplary leadership or patient care in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. 

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.

SPECIALTY CATEGORY
Includes all of the following:
COMMUNITY HEALTH - Includes 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). 
HOSPICE / HOME HEALTH / PALLIATIVE CARE / LONG TERM ACUTE 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 - 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.
WOUND/OSTOMY - 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.

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.

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.

EVENT LEADERSHIP

Thanks to the leadership of our chairs Kelly Stout, associate at Bailey Kennedy, and Don Fritsch, President at First Legal Investigations, we are honored to present the 2020 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.

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 at pcarlston@marchofdimes.org for more information. 

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.

Want to do more? Start your own fundraising page by clicking here. Each JoinMe page can be personalized for you to share your story or honor a special nurse(s) that have inspired you!

 

2020 Committee Members

Thanks to the leadership of our volunteer chairs and committee members, we are honored to present Nurse of the Year events. 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.

NURSE OF THE YEAR AWARDS WINNERS

The March of Dimes is proud to honor the 2019 Nurse of the Year Award winners.

Critical Care/Emergency Care

Jane Liu

UMC

Advanced Practice 

Susan S. VanBeuge

UNLV

Care Management

Rebecca Kole

Centennial Hospital

Charge RN

Maricris Rivera 

Desert Springs Hospital

Community Health

Minnie Wood

UNLV

General Medical

Aleta Campbell Alexander

Sunrise Hospital

Hospice/Home Health/Palliative Care

Dawn Hume

UMC

NICU/Pediatric

Ismael Martinez

UMC

Nursing Administration

Janet Wright

Centennial Hospital

Nursing Management

CalaiseIvy Elumalai

Dignity St. Rose - Siena

Nursing Support 

Aesa Jackson

UMC

Nursing Education & Research/Clinical Education

Andrew Thomas Reyes

UNLV

Oncology

Jessica Povey

Mountain View

Surgical Services

Debroah Swink

Southwest Medical/OptumCare Surgery Center

Integrative Therepy

Michelle McGrorey

UMC

Wound Ostomy

Arlene Blanco

Desert Springs

Women's Health

Meaghan McLaughlin

Henderson Hospital

Distinguished Nurse of the Year

Cathleen Hamel

UMC

Rising Star/Emerging Leader

Barbara Lusk

P3 Health Partners