Florida’s 2012 Nursing Excellence Award winners chosen

Florida’s 2012 Nursing Excellence Award winners chosen

Profiles by Stefanie Dell’Aringa

Earlier in the year, Nurse.com called upon Florida nurses to take the time to nominate their colleagues for the 2012 Nursing Excellence program. Nominations from across the state that detailed the stellar careers of RNs who put forth amazing efforts every day on behalf of patients and fellow nurses were narrowed to 18 regional finalists. From this group, six regional winners, the finest of the finest, were selected.

“We consider it a true privilege to recognize nursing excellence through our awards program,” said Eileen Williamson, RN, MSN, senior vice president and CNE for Gannett Healthcare Group. “We wait with great anticipation for this opportunity; truly, it is one of the highlights of the year for us at Nurse.com.”

The Florida Nursing Excellence winners — a clinical educator, an assistant professor, two charge nurses, a director of emergency services and a team manager for hospice care — are individuals whose motivations to become top-notch nurses include their own personal journeys, special patients and, of course, their love of the profession. Their success in their roles and their common denominator — being standout RNs on a mission to serve — makes the winners shining examples of what it takes to be an RN.

The six regional winners each will receive an elegant, sail-shaped, etched-glass award to commemorate their wins.

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