American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
GPC AACN Member Honors

GREATER PORTLAND CHAPTER of AACN

2016 NURSE OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

Do you know a GPC Member that has made a difference on your unit or in your facility? Here is your chance to give that person some well deserved recognition for their dedication to excellence!

Please take the time to recognize a nurse and promote the positive effect that our profession has both in the workplace and the community.

 While GPC-AACN members and non-members may submit nominations, the nominee must be a member of GPC-AACN

The same person may submit more than one nomination. Additional letters of recommendation or exemplars are welcome.

         The 2016 NURSE OF THE YEAR will be featured in the GPC-AACN Newsletter

AND

Receive a FREE registration to the 2016 Annual Critical Care Symposium!

Nominations are due by noon on April 30, 2016

NOMINATION FORM


GPC-AACN CRITICAL CARE & ACUTE CARE NURSE OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to…
 
2015 NURSE OF THE YEAR WINNER:
Phuong Hoang, RN, BSN, CCRN
OHSU CVICU 12K
 
2015 NOY NOMINEES
Julie Moseley BSN, RN, CCRN, CSC
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
 
Natasha Tobias-White BSN, RN, CCRN
Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center
 
Deborah Louis MSN, RN, CCRN
Kaiser Westside Medical Center
 
Kristin Nathan BSN, RN, CCRN
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
 
Adrienne Yorker BSN, RN, CCRN
Oregon Health & Science University
 
Julie Eldrigde MSN, RN, CCRN
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Congratulations to…
 
2015 NURSE OF THE YEAR WINNER:
Phuong Hoang, RN, BSN, CCRN
OHSU CVICU 12K
 
2015 NOY NOMINEES
Julie Moseley BSN, RN, CCRN, CSC
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
 
Natasha Tobias-White BSN, RN, CCRN
Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center
 
Deborah Louis MSN, RN, CCRN
Kaiser Westside Medical Center
 
Kristin Nathan BSN, RN, CCRN
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
 
Adrienne Yorker BSN, RN, CCRN
Oregon Health & Science University
 
Julie Eldrigde MSN, RN, CCRN
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

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2014 NURSE OF THE YEAR WINNER:

Deborah Hudson BSN, RN, CCRN; Charage Nurse, Staff Nurse, Code/RRT Response

Excerpts from Deb's nomination:

Nominator: Tracy Loudon

The nominee exemplifies excellence in critical care. As a member of the Code Committee, the nominee spearheaded the Basic Life Support (BLS) Champions program. The nominee assesses code responses on the wards and recognized that code events were stressful for staff and that their role in a code event was not well defined. Work began with the nominee at the lead to define actions and the role for the staff nurse in a code/RRT event. To support the program, the nominee consulted the literature and applied evidence based practice, which recognized that to remain competent basic principles of resuscitation had to be repeated more frequently than every two years. The nominee worked on the development of the course, went to each ward, held mock codes, provided education to the staff and super users. Now the ward nurses feel more prepared as they have specific actions/ roles defined. The BLS Champions program has improved the confidence level of our staff nurses. Our mortality postcode improved last year, the nominee’s work may have contributed to that improvement.  The nominee took her program, and submitted abstracts to local, regional and national conferences. She presented at our local GPC conference, regional Research conference in Seattle, and her program was accepted by AACN for poster presentation at NTI in Boston 2013! She presented our hand hygiene and infection prevention outcomes at our Annual Critical Care Symposium last November 2013.

The nominee Supports critical care education and certification. The nominee is a lecturer at our homegrown CCRN prep review course. She serves as a mentor for critical care and ward staff. The nominee has been particularly helpful for critical care staff as they prepare for their Proficiency, which is our hospitals clinical ladder program. She encourages staff to set goals like becoming certified.

 

The nominee’s mantra is “Work also has to include fun and joy.”

The nominee is a gem, an outstanding member of our staff. She is passionate about conserving resources and decreasing waste; she is actively engaged in the work that is provided at our faculty for our population of patients. She is a cheerleader, a confidence builder, and she influences outcomes. The nominee is a stellar example of AACNs mission; she is engaged, daring, and bold.

 

Each nomination was evaluated using the following criteria:

 

  1. Clinical excellence which results in exceptional patient outcome
  2. Influences and mentoring others in achieving excellence
  3. Demonstrates professional practice by clinical inquiry or leadership
  4. Furthers AACN’s mission and key initiatives

 


 

Congratulations to Christine Schulman, 2012 AACN Circle of Excellence Award Winner 

 

AACN Circle of Excellence nominees are evaluated by a panel of volunteer reviewers and rated on the basis of how well the nominees achieved the following criteria:

  • Relentlessly promotes patient-driven excellence
  • Models skilled communication, true collaboration, effective decision-making and meaningful recognition
  • Transforms thinking, structures and processes to address challenges and remove barriers to advance patient-driven excellence
  • Furthers AACN’s mission and key initiatives at influential forums
  • Enriches own and other organizations by influencing and mentoring others in achieving excellence
  • Achieves visible results that validate impact of individual leadership contribution to organizational excellence

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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