The New Jersey Association of Public Health Nurse Administrators recently honored its Public Health Nurse Administrator of the Year and Public Health Nurse of the Year. Nurses are selected based on their expertise in the clinical nursing practice of public health and are visionaries, leaders, teachers and role models. Nominees must be a N.J. licensed RN, a member in good standing and work in the field of public health nursing.
On Dec. 15 at the Nassau Club in Prince-ton, N.J., NJAPHNA President Marianne McEvoy, RN, BSN, MPA, announced the winners to the membership at-large.Shu Chen Chiang, RN
The Public Health Nurse Administrator Award went to Florence Rice, RN, EdD, director of nursing at the Madison Health Department in Morris County. As continuing education chair, Rice seeks out speakers for meetings and works with state delegates to obtain continuing education contact hours for nurses. Rice also presented a Walk Ability Study to the organization and played a lead role in seasonal and H1N1 vaccination delivery.
Shu Chen Chiang, RN, BSN, a public health nurse at Hunterdon County Health Department, received the Public Health Nurse Award. As membership chair, Chiang knows everyone in the organization and maintains and updates the record-keeping details. Shu serves as a resource to school nurses and assisted with the creation of the countys Flu Training Manual. Intelligent, capable and a true team player are words that best describe Shu, McEvoy said.
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