Med/surg academy honors Arizona nurse for healthcare contributions

During the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses 2012 annual convention in Salt Lake City, an Arizona nurse was awarded the 2012 Anthony J. Jannetti Award, the highest AMSN honor presented for extraordinary contributions to healthcare.

Award winner Marlene Kramer, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, of the Health Science Research Association in Apache Junction, Ariz., also delivered the convention keynote address on workplace advocacy.

Kramer has held a variety of positions in nursing and has been a member of the faculty of three schools of nursing — the University of California, San Francisco; the University of Connecticut in Storrs; and the University of Nevada, Reno, where she was the first Orvis Chair in Nursing Research.

The award was established in honor of Jannetti to recognize the support he has provided to the profession of nursing and to the formation of the AMSN.

The purpose of the award is to recognize the extraordinary contributions of a nurse toward the enhancement of healthcare. It is presented to an individual who promotes excellence in med/surg nursing through activities in research, education and practice.

Other award recipients include: PresidentÂ’s Award, Marlene Roman, RN, MSN, ARNP, CMSRN, Kindred Hospital, Boca Raton, Fla.; Clinical Leadership Award, Nora Evans, RN, MSN, CMSRN, UPMC McKeesport, Elizabeth, Pa.; Clinical Practice Award, Jazmin Manlapaz, RN, BSN, CMSRN, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Md.

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