2013 International Awards for Nursing Excellence Recipients

Amy J. Berman Geriatric Nursing Leadership Award 
Rita M. LaReau, MSN, GNP, BC
Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist (Retired 2013)
Bronson Methodist Hospital
Michigan, USA
Upsilon Epsilon Chapter #459
Audrey Hepburn Award for Contributions to the Health and Welfare of Children 
Paula P. Meier, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director of Clinical Research and Lactation, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Rush University Medical Center; Professor of Women, Children and Family Nursing and Professor of Pediatrics, Rush University College of Nursing
Illinois, USA
Gamma Phi Chapter #091
Daniel J. Pesut Spirit of Renewal Award
Jan M. Nick, PhD, RNC-OB, CNE, ANEF
Director, Pipeline Program for a Diverse Nursing Workforce, Loma Linda University, California, USA
Dean, Department of Nursing, Saniku Gakuin College, Japan
Gamma Alpha Chapter #071
The Episteme Award 
Betty R. Ferrell, RN, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN
Professor and Director
City of Hope National Medical Center
Department of Nursing Research and Education
Gamma Tau-at-Large Chapter #89
California, USA
Evidence-Based Practice Award
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Team
Ann Mitchell, PhD, RN, FAAN; Helen Burns, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Kathy Puskar, BS, MN, MPH, DrPH, FAAN
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing 
Pennsylvania, USA
Helen Henry Excellence of Care 
Latoya Duckett, MSN, RN-BC
Registered Nurse
North Shore University Hospital
New York, USA

Deandra R. Hinds, BSN, RN, CMSRN
Registered Nurse
North Shore University Hospital
New York, USA
Zeta Iota Chapter
Kimberly J. Kenney, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCTN
Senior Nurse Clinician 
New York University Langone Medical Center
New York, USA
Epsilon Kappa Chapter
Sheila Ray Montgomery, BSN, RN, CSRN
Registered Nurse II, University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital 
Adjunct Faculty, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing
Alabama, USA
Nu Chapter
Debra Lynne Staudt, BSN, RN-BC, CCRN
Critical Care Staff Nurse
North Shore University Hospital
New York, USA
Melanie C. Dreher Outstanding Dean Award for Excellence in Chapter Support 
Kathleen A. Long, RN, PhD, FAAN
Dean and Professor Emeritus
University of Florida, College of Nursing
Florida, USA
Alpha Theta Chapter #030
New Member Pillar Award 
Kerrie J. Downing, RN, BA, BSN, MSN
Assistant Dean of Nursing
University of Phoenix
Minnesota, USA
Omicron Delta #362
Practice/Academe Innovative Collaboration Award 
Indiana University School of Nursing and Indiana University Health
Indiana, USA
Virginia K. Saba Nursing Informatics Leadership Award 
Kathleen A. McCormick, PhD, RN, FACMI, FAAN, FHIMSS
SciMind, LLC 
Maryland, USA
Tau Kappa Chapter #440

Honorary Members
Lynette Coetzee
Senior Manager of Health, Transnet Foundation
Project Manager, Transnet Phelophepa Health Care Train
South Africa
Joanne Fillweber, BS 
Senior Manager, Corporate Contributions
Johnson & Johnson
New Jersey, USA
Susan E. Hickman, PhD
Associate Professor
Indiana University School of Nursing
Indiana, USA
Dan Kaseje
Vice Chancellor
Great Lakes University of Kisumu
South Africa
Tom Reller, MA, BA
Vice President and Head of Global Corporate Relations
Elsevier, Inc.
Pennsylvania, USA
Carolyn Miller, MS
Carolyn Miller & Associates
Texas, USA
Margie Wilson, MS
Virginia Henderson International Library Manager (Retired)
Sigma Theta Tau International
Indiana, USA
Best of Journal of Nursing Scholarship – Profession, World Health, and Health Systems
Novice Nurse Productivity Following Workplace Bullying
Peggy A. Berry (Ohio, USA), MSN, RN, COHN-S, SPHR, Gordon L. Gillespie (Ohio, USA), PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC, CEN CCRN, CPEN, FAEN, Donna Gates (Kentucky, USA), EdD, RN, FAAN, and John Schafer, (Ohio, USA), PhD
Best of Journal of Nursing Scholarship -- Clinical Scholarship 
Genetics-Genomics Competencies and Nursing Regulation 
Maggie Kirk (United Kingdom), PhD, BSc(Hons), DipN, RGN, Kathleen Calzone (Maryland, USA), PhD, RN, APNG, FAAN, Naoko Arimori (Japan), PhD, RN, RMW, PHN, and Emma Tonkin (United Kingdom), PhD, BSc(Hons)
Best of WorldVIEWS on Evidence-Based Nursing  
Roadmap for Participatory Research—Practice Partnership to Implement Evidence
Margaret B. Harrison (Canada), RN, PhD, Ian D. Graham (Canada), PhD
Best of Book Author Award 
Fostering Nurse-Led Care: Professional Practice for the Bedside Leader
Jeanette Ives Erickson (Massachusetts, USA), RN, DNP, FAAN, Dorothy Jones (Massachusetts, USA), EdD, RN, FAAN, FNI and Marianne Ditomassi (Massachusetts, USA), RN, DNP, MBA
The Capstone International Nursing Book Award 
Essentials of Critical Care Nursing
Patricia Morton, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN
University of Utah College of Nursing
Utah, USA
Pi Chapter #15
Dorrie K. Fontaine, RN, PhD, FAAN
Sadie Health Cabaniss Professor of Nursing
University of Virginia School of Nursing
Virginia, USA
Beta Kappa Chapter #56
Nell J. Watts Lifetime Achievement in Nursing Award  
Mary Norton, EdD, MA, APN
Associate Dean and Professor of Global Academic Initiatives 
Felician College
New Jersey, USA
Mu Theta-at-Large Chapter #294
May Wykle, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA
Dean and Professor of Nursing
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
Ohio, USA
Alpha Mu Chapter #34

Archon Award  
Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Lacor Hospital
Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA)
Washington, USA
Donald & Barbara Jonas
Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence
New York, USA
OxFam International 
United Kingdom
Dorothy Ford Bushmann Presidential Award
Beta Chi Chapter #068
Northwestern State University College of Nursing
Louisiana, USA

Delta Psi Chapter #117
University of Kentucky College of Nursing
Kentucky, USA

Xi Alpha Chapter #335
Middle Tennessee State University School of Nursing
Tennessee, USA

Lucie S. Kelly Mentor Award  
Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Pi Chapter #15
Maryland, USA
Patricia E. Thompson, EdD, RN, FAAN
Chief Executive Officer
Sigma Theta Tau International 
Beta Chi Chapter #68
Gamma Xi Chapter #84
Indiana, USA

Chapter Spirit of Philanthropy Award 
Delta Psi Chapter #117 
University of Kentucky College of Nursing
Kentucky, USA
Chapter Global Community Building Award
Phi Gamma Chapter #481 
Virtual Chapter
Indiana, USA
Chapter Communications Award
Mu Theta-at-Large Chapter #294 
Saint Peter's University School of Nursing, Felician College School of Nursing, and
College of Saint Elizabeth Department of Nursing
New Jersey, USA
Chapter Research Advancement
Rho Delta Chapter #410
Aga Khan University School of Nursing 
Karachi, Pakistan 
Clinical Partnership Award - Academic Health or Medical Center 
Professional Nursing Staff
Rush University Medical Center 
Illinois, USA
Clinical Partnership Award - Small Hospital fewer than 200 beds
Virtua Marlton Nurses
Virtua Healthcare System
New Jersey, USA
Clinical Partnership Award - Large Hospital more than 200 beds
Saudi Nurse Leadership and Management Group
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center
Saudi Arabia
Founder's Award - Marie Hippensteel Lingeman Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice 
Lynne T. Braun, PhD, CNP, FAHA, FAAN
Rush University College of Nursing
Illinois, USA
Alpha Lambda Chapter #33
Gamma Phi Chapter #91
Founder's Award - Dorothy Garrigus Adams Award for Excellence in Fostering Professional Standards 
Rebecca Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN
Instructor and Atkinson Scholar in Perioperative Nursing
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
Ohio, USA
Delta Xi Chapter #108
Founder's Award - Mary Tolle Wright Award for Excellence in Leadership 
Thembeka Gwagwa, RN, BSN
General Secretary
Democratic Nursing Organization of South Africa
South Africa
Tau Lambda-at-Large Chapter #281

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN
Associate Vice President for Health Promotion; University Chief Wellness Officer; Dean and Professor, College of Nursing; Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology, College of Medicine
The Ohio State University 
Ohio, USA
Epsilon Chapter #004
Founder's Award - Elizabeth McWilliams Miller Award for Excellence in Research 
Marilyn S. Sommers, PhD, RN, FAAN
Lillian S. Brunner Professor of Medical-Surgical Nursing
Director of Center for Global Women's Health
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Pennsylvania, USA
Xi Chapter #13
Founder's Award - Elizabeth Russell Belford Award for Excellence in Education 
Marilyn T. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Director of Evaluation and Educational Research
Duke University School of Nursing 
North Carolina, USA
Beta Epsilon Chapter #51

Ethel Palmer Clarke Award for Chapter Excellence
Beta Xi Chapter #060
University of Delaware School of Nursing
Delaware, USA
Public Media Awards (Print) 
Celebrating a Decade of Global Leadership, Scholarship, and Social Responsibility at Emory's School of Nursing
Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility
Emory University School of Nursing
Georgia, USA
Nursing Media Awards (Print) 
Nursing at Two Hundred
Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Nursing & Massachusetts General Hospital Nurses' Alumnae Association
Massachusetts, USA
Nursing Media Awards (Other - Electronic, Photography, Art, etc.)
Strategic Storytelling: Creative Approaches to Driving A Culture of Patient and Family Centered Care
Vidant Medical Center
North Carolina, USA 
Research Utilization Award
Eat Right Food Delivery System Tool Box
Neva L. Crogan, PhD, GNP-BC, FNGNA, FAAN
Gonzaga University
Washington, USA
Delta Chi-at-Large Chapter #116
Alice E. Dupler, JD, ANP-BC, APRN-BC
Associate Professor
Gonzaga University
Washington, USA
Delta Chi-at-Large Chapter #116
Research Dissertation Award
Out Of The Mouths Of Sibs, A Study Of The Experience Of Being A Well School-Age Sibling Of A Child With A Traumatic Injury 
Mary Jo Bugel, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, NJ-CSN
Assistant Professor and Director of Adjunct Faculty Development
Rutgers College of Nursing
New Jersey, USA
Gamma Nu Chapter #083
Research Dissemination Award 
All Alzheimer’s Caregivers Are Not Created Equal
Lyda Arevalo-Flechas, PhD, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Texas State University, St. David's School of Nursing
Texas, USA
Delta Alpha-at-Large Chapter #095
Education Technology Award
GW Graduate School Boot Camp Project Team
George Washington University School of Nursing
Washington D.C., USA
Clinical Technology Award
Electronic Health Record Clinical Chairs
Rush University Medical Center
Illinois, USA

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