The Cleveland Clinic Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence received the 2011 Nurses Choice Award in the Media category from the Ohio Nurses Foundation Board of Trustees.
The award recognizes The Legacy Continues with You, an orientation video that explores the rich heritage of Cleveland Clinic nursing and the ways in which nurses affect patients lives. It features Nursing Institute leaders who describe the fulfillment theyve experienced as nurses, and the opportunities new nurses have to create their own memorable and satisfying careers.
The video depicts the intellect, commitment and compassion of Cleveland Clinics nursing staff, Mary Beth Modic, RN-C, MSN, clinical nurse specialist, said in a news release. Seasoned nurses recount their passion, wisdom and challenges in caring for some of the nations most critically ill patients.Joan Kavanagh, RN
Modic and Joan Kavanagh, RN, MSN, associate CNO for clinical education and professional development at Cleveland Clinic, made the video.
We created this video to share the extraordinary legacy of nursing and to pay tribute to the pioneers who lifted the professional practice of nursing to where it is today, Kavanagh said. We challenge each new nurse to create his or her own legacy of excellence, to become the next generation of nurse leaders.
In further news, Anne Schmidt, RN, BSN, who has worked at Cleveland Clinics main campus since 2005, received a Nursing Leadership scholarship award from the Ohio Nurses Foundation to help her pursue a Nurse Practitioner degree at Ursuline College.