Cincinnati—The Board of Advisors of the University of Cincinnati
(UC) College of Nursing is seeking nominations for the seventh annual
Florence Nightingale Awards for Nursing. Six outstanding registered
nurses practicing in the Greater Cincinnati area who provide excellent
patient care will be chosen as award winners. Each recipient will
receive $1,000 and a commemorative award to be presented at a dinner on
April 21 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
To nominate a nurse,
describe in detail why you think this nurse deserves the Florence
Nightingale Award and explain the circumstances surrounding the reason
for your nomination. Nurses nominated last year can be nominated again
this year. The awards are selected by the Board of Advisors of the
College of Nursing.
According to Andrea R. Lindell, DNSc, RN,
dean of the UC College of Nursing, the board and the college want to
recognize the excellence of nurses who deliver the best bedside care.
"This is just one way to recognize the nurses who show tenderness and
concern, help families meet the stresses caused by prolonged illness,
and provide exceptional emotional support," says Lindell. Last year,
more than 400 nominations were received and approximately 800 people
attended the awards ceremony.
Registered nurses in the Greater
Cincinnati area can be nominated by patients, family or friends of
patients, nurse colleagues, physicians, and other health care workers. For
information or to receive a nomination form, call the UC College of
Nursing at 513-558-5317 and give your fax number or mail address.
Nominations must be postmarked by March 8, 1999.
people understand the important role nurses play in health care," says
Lindell. "In the complexities of modern medicine, highly trained nurses
who can provide quality care to patients are essential. But the
sympathetic personal care that the nurse gives a patient is even more
important. Patients often thrive in the compassionate care they receive
from their nurse."
Lois A. Doyle, chair of the awards selection
committee and member of the Board of Advisors, adds, "We want those who
appreciated the nursing care that they or someone they love received to
make the nominations. The nominated nurses may have cared for patients
in the home, the hospital, nursing homes—wherever registered nurses
provide their service."
Members of the Board of Advisors serve on
various committees, including the selection committee for the
Nightingale Awards. The board consists of civic and business leaders in
the Greater Cincinnati community who are interested in recognizing the
outstanding contributions of the nursing profession and the UC College
Board members include: Russell L. Ahlbrand, Philip G.
Barach, J. Joseph Bonner, Joseph A. Campanella, Lois A. Doyle, Richard
B. Fleming, MD, Sandra E. Laney, Richard G. Miklautsch, Kevin P.
O'Brien, Janet Block Rosen, Linda M. Sandefur, Ronald R. Schallick,
Frances Friedman Schloss, Gerald L. Von Deylen, Andrea K. Wiot, Robert
P. Wiwi, and Eric B. Yeiser. Emeriti Board of Advisors members include:
Warren R. Haug, O. Wayne Schneider, Cynthia White, and honorary member
Clive V. Bennett. Ex-Officio members of the Board of Advisors include:
Andrea R. Lindell, Patricia Ragio, Carol Deets, and Susan Kennerly.