The University of Washington School of Nursing in Seattle will celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6-12, with an awards banquet May 7.
Four staff members will be honored for their significant work as nurse leaders and volunteers.
This years award winners are:
Outstanding Volunteer Award: Rheba de Tornyay, EdD, FAAN, dean emeritus and member of the schools Nursing Advisory Board, is being honored for her 34 years of service to the school with the Outstanding Volunteer award.Cindy Hecker, RN
Distinguished Alumni Award: Cindy Hecker, RN, BSN, is the chief nursing officer of Harborview Medical Center.Carol Landis, RN
Distinguished Research Award: Carol Landis, DNSc, RN, FAAN, is a professor in the School of Nursings Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems.
Humanitarian Award: Leslie Elder, RN, BSN, clinician in Seattle Children’s Division of Pulmonary Medicine, works as the outpatient nurse and discharge coordinator, notably children discharged on a ventilator.
School of Nursing Dean Marla E. Salmon, the Robert G. and Jean A. Reid Endowed Dean in Nursing, also will speak at the event.Leslie Elder, RN
The banquet will be at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. Many program sponsors also will recognize their top nurses at the event. Proceeds will go to the School of Nursings Fund for Nursing Excellence.
For tickets and information about the event, visit https://go.washington.edu/uwaa/events/2009nurses_recognition _banquet/details.tcl