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Nurse of the Year Awards is an awards event and fundraiser that brings together the health care community to recognize nursing excellence and achievements in research, education, quality patient care, innovation and leadership. Eighteen awards will be presented to the most outstanding nurse within each category.
Nurses are first nominated by peers, nurse managers, supervisors or even the families they have impacted. Following, each nurse is asked to submit an application to be considered. Each application is carefully reviewed and scored by a committee of Chief Nursing Officers and other nurse leaders from the health care community.
We invite you to discuss the variety of options available for Nurse of the Year sponsorship to help you reach an active and engaged audience. By working with your March of Dimes representative, you can create a program that meets your goals and objectives and targets audiences in your area, and even across the country. Together we can reach key audiences in your community.
The March of Dimes is honored to pay tribute to the nursing profession by recognizing extraordinary
nurses throughout the community. Ohio Nurse of the Year honors those who make a
difference in the lives of so many. By nominating an exceptional nurse, you join the March of Dimes in
honoring the nursing profession and the tireless efforts of those dedicated to their patients and profession.
Nurses are being nominated by colleagues, supervisors, or the families they have served in 1 of 18 diverse categories
ranging from Advanced Practice to Women's Health & Centering.
Winners will be announced at the 5th annual Ohio Nurse of the Year Awards luncheon on November 3, 2017.
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified Nurse Midwife, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist,
Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Psychotherapist.
Clinic (pediatric or adult), office and other ambulatory care settings and/or school,
transplant coordinators, outpatient diagnostics, parish nurse.
Nurses who work in Mental Health and Addictive Services.
CASE MANAGEMENT / MANAGED CARE
Nurses actively engaged in the professional practice of case management in any health care setting.
Nurses who perform clinical assessments and/or advocates for appropriate patient
admissions to specialty units/programs. Nurses in managed care/health maintenance organization
settings, i.e., Utilization Management Nurses, Legal Review Nurses, Transition of Care/ Onsite Review Nurses,
Disease Management and Telephonic Nurses Line Nurses.
Includes all nurses working in adult, pediatric and neonatal critical care and intermediate
care units whose care and engagement consistently demonstrates excellence in critical care nursing.
A nurse who, over the past 10 years, has made significant contributions to nursing in Ohio through
professional, community and/or personal achievements and is a strong leader within their area of expertise.
Any nurse who demonstrates excellence within their specialty while exemplifying commitment to advancing
the principles of diversity and inclusion, and demonstrably promotes diversity within the field of nursing.
EDUCATION & RESEARCH
Educators from Hospitals, Universities, Junior Colleges, and Community Schools.
Nurses contributing to the field of Nursing through Research and Publications
Nurses in ED, flight, ambulance, pre-hospital, telephone triage and Peds ER.
Medical, orthopedics, neurological, renal, respiratory, cardiovascular nursing dependent upon specialty.
LONG TERM ACUTE CARE REHAB / HOSPICE & PALLATIVE
Nursing in inpatient/outpatient hospice settings, palliative care and all home health care settings.
Nurses caring for patients in specialty Long Term Acute Care Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities
and Acute Rehabilitation Long Term Care Facilities.
This category includes any nurse in a health care leadership role including charge nurses, department
directors/managers, administrative directors, entrepreneurs, consultants, CNE’s, CNO’s, and VP’s.
Nursery and general pediatric units nurses.
Includes nurses in population based care such as school nurses, occupational nurse,
prison nurse, public health nurse and community health nurse.
QUALITY & RISK MANAGEMENT INFECTION CONTROL
Performance Improvement, Quality Management, Risk Management, Informatics,
Patient Advocate, Patient Safety in the Community and/or Hospital; and nurses in IC/EH.
Nurses who at the time of the nomination have no more than 3 years of practice,
and exemplify outstanding patient care, leadership and professionalism.
SURGICAL SERVICES & PROCEDURAL AREA
Nurses in Perioperative, Preoperative, PACU, Day Surgery, OR, Oncology and Endoscopy,
cath lab and special procedures, dialysis, PTCA Interventional Radiology.
WOMEN'S HEALTH & CENTERING
Antepartum, Intrapartum, Maternal/Baby Care, Postpartum and Gynecology.
Nurses in Centering Programs.
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 the 5th Annual Ohio Nurse of the Year Awards.
2017 Ohio Nurse of the Year Awards - Chaired by: K. Kelly Hancock, DNP, RN, NE-BC, Executive Chief Nursing Officer - Cleveland Clinic Health System. 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.
Join us as we honor nursing excellence and pay tribute to the tireless efforts of nurses throughout Ohio while also raising valuable funds for the March of Dimes.
Registration will start at 11:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon and awards ceremony at 12 p.m.
How we help
The March of Dimes works to end premature birth and other problems that threaten our babies.
We help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. If something goes wrong, we offer
information and comfort to families.
We research the reasons why babies are born too soon or very sick and work on preventions. More