In the jewelry world, valuable gems are described with words such as “rare,” “precious,” “choice” or “prized” because each one is special and different and unlike any other. Each has its own worth and unique characteristics and qualities. In searching for a gem, we want to find the one that’s best — the one that stands out from the rest. To help us in our search, we often turn to a gemologist, the expert and specialist in gems.
At Nurse.com, we do the same each year, as we search for nurse GEMs in our nursing excellence program. We know the many talents and skills nurses have. We also know nurses are in the best position to recognize these talents and skills in their colleagues. So each year we turn to you, our nurse readers, our very own gemologists, to help us find our nurse GEMs in the many stories of excellence your nominations tell us.
Submitting a nomination can be just the start of a wonderful opportunity for you to celebrate with Nurse.com, as we recognize our nurse GEMs in front of the whole nation — in print and online at Nurse.com or at one of our beautiful GEM Award dinners. These gala events will be held this year in August and September in Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Teaneck, N.J., and you, the nurse you nominate and your facility may be there with us if your nominee is named a finalist.
He or she may then go on to become a regional winner or even one of our national winners and join the ranks of all past GEM awardees who are the best of the best in our profession. In having a GEM finalist or winner, your organization will become a proud part of a proud tradition of recognizing nursing excellence that has grown into the largest and most prestigious program of its kind in the nation. With your nomination, you and your facility will be joining with us in helping elevate the profession of nursing by shining the light of public recognition on the amazing work nurses do.
Our 2016 nomination period opened on Jan. 1 and will remain open until April 15. Nominations are coming in and we want yours to be among them. Don’t wait; submit your nomination today and be one of our nurse gemologists in the search for our 2016 GEMs!
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