The Delaware Nurses Association in partnership with the Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders presented the annual Delaware Excellence in Nursing Practice Awards on July 25. The awards recognize those in the nursing field who consistently promote, excel and bring a positive approach to their area of nursing practice. The nominations are reviewed and scored by a nurse peer review process.
The awards ceremony was held at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover, Del., with Paula Dominique, RN, BSN, CCRN, delivering the keynote address.
Major sponsors for the event were Bayhealth Medical Center in Dover, Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Del., Delaware Hospice, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center in Newark, Del., Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington and University of Delaware.
This years award winners are:
Academic Nurse Educator: Sheila Cushing, RN, MSN, University of Delaware
Advanced Practice: Susan Ebaugh, RN, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CEN, Bayhealth Medical Center
Clinical Nurse-Critical Care Hospital-Based: Johanna Muller, RNC-NIC, MSN, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Clinical Nurse-Inpatient Hospital-Based: Lynn Weaver Campbell, RN-BC, BSN, Christiana Care Health System
Executive Nurse Leader/Manager: Norine Watson, RN, MSN, NEW-BC, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Long-Term Care, Hospice Care, Community-Based: Elizabeth Light, RN, MSN, NCSN, Sussex Technical School District in Georgetown, Del.
New Registered Nurse Graduate: Jacqueline Kreydt, RN, BS, AND, Christiana Care Health System
Nurse Leader/Manager: Meghan Holland RN, MSN, CCRN, ACNS-BC, Bayhealth Medical Center
Nurse Educator/Staff Development: Marjorie Hershberger, RN-C, MS, CS, CPNP, Child Death, Near Death and Stillbirth Commission
Outpatient/Ambulatory Care: Kelly Weaver, RN, MSN, OCN, Beebe Medical Center