Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHSON) Dean Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN, was among a diverse set of champions who were honored by the UCLA School of Nursing at its first Nurse 21 Awards ceremony on May 12, 2011 at the London Hotel in West Hollywood.
The event coincided with National Nurses' Week and occurred on the anniversary of the birthday of Florence Nightingale.
"This is a very nice honor," said Hill. "I am proud to be an inaugural recipient of this new award on behalf of the faculty at JHSON and their pioneering work internationally."
The profession of nursing has evolved significantly in recent years, and the UCLA School of Nursing, in establishing the new awards, hopes to highlight this transformation, to raise awareness of the value of nursing to society, and to continue to redefine nursing for the 21st century, said the school's dean, Courtney H. Lyder.
"Today's nurses are researchers, scholars, advocates, incredible clinicians, administrators and healers," Lyder said. "The individuals we are honoring with the inaugural Nurse 21 Awards are leading the transformation of nursing in ways that are making an immeasurable impact on the health of our nation and of the world."
To read more about the award and its recipients, visit the UCLA School of Nursing website.