In celebration of being named a Nursing Spectrum 2010 National Nurse of the Year, family, friends and colleagues gathered Dec. 9 at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in New York City to congratulate Josephine Marcantonio, RN, MSN, CPN, for her award in the mentoring category. Marcantonio, a clinical nurse specialist for pediatric cardiology and neurology at Morgan Stanley, a NewYork-Presbyterian hospital, was one of just six nurses chosen to receive this nationwide honor that included winners for advancing and leading the profession, clinical care, community service, management and teaching.
Reading from the nomination Marcantonio received, Eileen Williamson, RN, MSN, senior vice president of Nursing Communications and Initiatives for Gannett Healthcare Group, publishers of Nursing Spectrum, said of Marcantonio, Josephine has worked tirelessly to educate her colleagues and encourage them in their careers. An exceptional role model with a keen eye for assessing staff learning needs, she is a mentor and motivator who constantly reminds staff of the untold amount of expertise and knowledge they possess.
Lori Armstrong, RN, MS, vice president of nursing and patient services at Morgan Stanley, spoke of Marcantonio as a motivator and source of strength to the staff. There are representatives from all of peds here, she said to Marcantonio. Thats a true testament to who you are.