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
Linda Davies Versic Faculty Award
Catherine Ling, PhD, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP
Family Nurse Practitioner Track Coordinator
Staff Excellence Award
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
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.