Cincinnati--The Board of Advisors of the University of Cincinnati
(UC) College of Nursing is seeking nominations for the eighth 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 25 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Finalists will each receive a
plaque and a $200 award.
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.
Specific examples of direct patient care that qualify the nominee for
the award should be given with the nomination. Nurses nominated last
year can be nominated again this year. Recipients must be currently
licensed as a registered nurse in the Greater Cincinnati area and must
demonstrate excellence and caring in direct patient care. The awards
are selected by the Board of Advisors of the College of Nursing.
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.
nurses in the Greater Cincinnati area can be nominated by patients,
family or friends of patients, 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 6, 2000.
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, Scott
Berding, J. Joseph Bonner, Joseph A. Campanella, Lois A. Doyle, Richard
B. Fleming, MD, Sandra E. Laney, Richard G. Miklautsch, Kevin P.
O¹Brien, Linda M. Sandefur, Ronald R. Schallick, Frances Friedman
Schloss, Gerald L. Von Deylen, Andrea K. Wiot, and Robert P. Wiwi.
Emeriti Board of Advisors members include: Warren R. Haug, 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.