SILVER SPRING, MD - The National Black Nurses Association today announced the recipients of the 2011 Nurse of the Year Awards.
The awardees will be honored at the NBNA Institute of Excellence Ruby Award Ceremony on Friday, July 15, 2011, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., J.W. Marriott Indianapolis.
The Ceremony is a signature event at the NBNA 40th Anniversary Celebration during the 39th Annual Institute and Conference, July 13-17, 2011.
“NBNA is thrilled to recognize our nurse colleagues for their exemplary work within the profession of nursing and throughout the communities were they work and live. They are the consummate professionals who demonstrate commitment and excellence…role models for all of us to follow. NBNA salutes each of the 2011 Nurse of the Year honorees,” stated Dr. Debra A. Toney, NBNA President.
National Black Nurses Association
2011 NURSES OF THE YEAR
ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE OF THE YEAR
“To recognize excellence in the clinical area at the advanced practice level”
Deborah Thedford-Zimmerman, RN, MSN, CWOCN, Coordinator, Bariatric Surgery Service, University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, Birmingham, AL, Birmingham Black Nurses Association
NURSE EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
“To recognize outstanding contributions to professional and/or patient education”
Jennifer J. Coleman, PhD, RN, CNE, Associate Professor, Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, Samford University, Birmingham, AL, Birmingham Black Nurses Association
NURSE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
“To recognize a successful business owner”
Cynthia L. Barrett, RN, MSN, Owner/ CEO, Inspirational Health Care, Inc., Beaumont, TX, Southeast Texas Black Nurses Association
NURSE OF THE YEAR FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
“To recognize outstanding and exemplary community service”
Angela Marie Allen, RN, BSN, MAT, EdS, EA, CRRN, Clinical Instructor, Arizona State University, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Phoenix, AZ, Greater Phoenix Black Nurses Association
NURSE RESEARCHER OF THE YEAR
“To recognize a nurse who has completed an outstanding research study and who has excellent potential to develop and implement a program of research that contributes to the well being and health care of minorities”
Janice Phillips, RN, PhD, FAAN, Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Office of the U.S. Senator John D. Rockefeller, IV, Washington, Chicago Chapter National Black Nurses Association
STAFF NURSE OF THE YEAR
“To recognize clinical nursing practice”
Lindsey Harris, RN, BSN, Nursing Practice Congress Chair, Charge Nurse, Gynecology Oncology Unit, University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, Birmingham, AL, Birmingham Black Nurses Association
STUDENT NURSE OF THE YEAR
“To recognize outstanding academic achievement”
Erica Mouton, Texas Woman’s University, College of Nursing, Houston, TX, Fort Bend County Texas Black Nurses Association