You are cordially invited to
Nurse of the Year Awards, Nebraska & Western Iowa

DATE: Tuesday, December 1, 2020  |  Time: 5:00 AM
LOCATION: Embassy Suites Old Market
ADDRESS: 555 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68102


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.

Nurses are nominated by peers, nurse managers, supervisors or the families they have impacted. Each application is blinded, carefully reviewed and scored by a committee of Chief Nursing Officers and Nurse leaders from the health care community in Nebraska and Western Iowa. 

 We encourage nominations from all areas of nursing. No resumes accepted.

Nominations will be open from Monday, May 25, 2019 through Friday, August 28, 2019.



March of Dimes will host the 2020 Nurse of the Year Awards on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, to celebrate nursing excellence and recognize leaders in nursing from across Nebraska and Iowa.

Finalist and guests are encouraged to join us for a Reception beginning at 5:00 p.m. dinner at 6:00 p.m. and the Awards Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. A plated dinner and desert will be served. Business/Cocktail attire requested.

The purpose of the event is to raise important funds and increase interest and public awareness of the diverse and rewarding careers available to nurses. The March of Dimes is proud to provide a platform to the medical community to pay tribute to these unsung heroes.



2020 Event Chair:
Kathy Bressler, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, CHI Health

2020 Nomination Committee Co-Chair's:
Judy Timmons Director of Nursing Education, Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Teresa Barry Hultquist Associate Professor, Director of Evaluation, Nurse Leader/Executive (LEAD) MSN Specialty Coordinator, University of Nebraska Medical Center

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.


Prematurity is the #1 killer of babies in the United States. We are working to change that and help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. From polio to prematurity the March of Dimes has focused on researching the problems that threaten our children and finding ways to prevent them.

Honor a nurse or a group of nurses through a Tribute Gift.


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 the Annual Nebraska and Western Iowa Nurse of the Year Awards.

For more information, please contact Kristin Schemahorn kschemahorn@marchofdimes.org or 402-718-8505