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Be part of spring’s promise by submitting a GEM nomination

It’s March — the third month of our 2016 GEM nomination period, and spring is just around the corner. If you haven’t already submitted a nomination telling us about a nurse of excellence you work with and admire, a nurse you believe could be one of this year’s GEMs, it’s time for you to spring into action.

Spring is the season of promise, a beautiful season full of hope and anticipation, of new plans and ideas. At, our promise each spring is to find some wonderful new nurse “GEMs” to introduce to their colleagues all around the country. The nurses of excellence you work with could be among them! It’s up to you.

We’ve made this year’s nomination process more convenient and user-friendly than ever. All you have to do is go to and follow the easy instructions. We’ve included sample nominations and some new tips designed to help you write a really great nomination for one of our six categories: Excellence in Clinical Nursing; Excellence in Community Care; Excellence in Education and Mentorship; Excellence in Executive Leadership; Excellence in Management; and Excellence in Volunteerism. knows nursing excellence can be found in every nursing specialty, practice area and work setting, and we’ve provided a description of each category at to help you decide which one will best highlight your nurse of excellence.

Giving Excellence Meaning is our goal at, and we’re proud of the fact that for almost three decades we’ve had the honor and privilege of conducting many searches that have led us to some amazing nominees and ultimately to finalists and regional and national winners who have been so deserving of the recognition they received in being named GEMs. Their accomplishments have been an inspiration to their colleagues and a credit to the profession. And the same will be true again this year.

Please commit to writing a nomination and grabbing a truly amazing opportunity to be a nurse nominator who possibly uncovered a 2016 GEM for us. Don’t delay; do it today. Your nomination could be one of our 2016 winning stories.

As we move through the different phases of the program and read what nurses from across the country are telling us about their nurse colleagues, we hope your nominee’s story will be among them. We look forward to hearing from you!

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About the Author:

Eileen Williamson, MSN, RN
Eileen Williamson, MSN, RN, continues to write and act as a consultant for Before joining the company in 1998, Eileen was employed by North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in New York (now Northwell Health System) where she held a number of leadership positions in nursing and hospital administration, including chief nurse at two of their System hospitals. She holds a BSN and an MSN in nursing administration and is a graduate fellow of the Johnson & Johnson University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Nurse Executives program. A former board member and past president of the New Jersey League for Nursing, a constituent league of the National League for Nursing, Eileen currently is a member of the Adelphi University, College of Nursing and Public Health Advisory Board.

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