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Hopkins Nursing Excellence Celebrated at 8th Annual Evening with the Stars


The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing recognized outstanding nurses, preceptors, faculty, students, and staff at its 8th annual Evening with the Stars event on November 2.

Franklyn Baker, president and CEO of United Way of Central Maryland, served as emcee, and net proceeds benefited the school’s Baltimore Talent Scholars Program, which provides four, full-tuition scholarships for Baltimore City Public School high school graduates who have been admitted to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Entry into Nursing Practice program.

The night honored excellence in nursing care and innovation, and the profession’s commitment to health and well-being for all people. A new award this year was the Diversity Trailblazer Award, which was established to recognize Hopkins Nurses who have dedicated their lifetime work to improve the health of diverse communities locally and globally.

Also showcased was the “Nursing’s Next Big Idea / We Got This” video. The video has gone viral on Twitter overturning misperceptions about the profession and inspiring fresh thinking about its future.

The 2019 Star Awardees include:

Elsie Peyton Jarvis Star Nurse Award

Philomena Costabile, BSN, RN
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Suzanne Concato Nurse Preceptor Award

Michael Mugo, RN
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

School of Nursing Diversity Award

Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, MHS, RN
Assistant Professor

Linda Davies Versic Faculty Award

Catherine Ling, PhD, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP
Family Nurse Practitioner Track Coordinator

Staff Excellence Award

Sabrina Scarborough
Associate Director, Campus Operations

Eunice King Student Nurse Award

Courtney E. Garry, MSPH, MSN, RN
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

Rosenwald ICU Star Nurse of the Year Award

Amy L. Stewart, BSN, RN
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Rosenwald Nursing Innovation Award

Michelle Patch, PhD, MSN, APRN-CNS, ACNS-BC
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Alumni Association Heritage Award

Elsie Peyton Jarvis

Diversity Trailblazer Awards

Jason E. Farley, PhD, MPH, ANP-BC, AACRN, FAAN
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Professor

Fannie G. Gaston-Johansson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Professor Emerita

Dean’s Award

Morris Range



Located in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is a globally-recognized leader in nursing education, research and practice. The school ranks No. 1 nationally for its graduate, DNP, and online programs in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. In addition, the school is ranked by QS World University as the No. 4 nursing school in the world, No.1 by College Choice for its master’s program, and No. 1 NursingSchoolHub.com for its DNP program. For more information, visit www.nursing.jhu.edu.

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