Nominations for the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) Shining Star Awards have opened this week. The awards recognize the best in Hopkins Nursing and are part of JHSON’s annual An Evening with the Stars celebration. Nurses can be nominated in one of the following categories:
Shining Star Award—honors outstanding nurses in the Hopkins community including hospital nurses, nurse or doctor preceptors, community outreach nurses, and faculty and student nurses at JHSON.
Cynthia and Peter Rosenwald Star Nurse of the Year Award—recognizes a nurse working in an Intensive Care Unit of the Johns Hopkins Hospital who goes above and beyond the call of duty in providing compassionate and competent care to patients. The awardee will receive a $5,000 personal grant.
Cynthia and Peter Rosenwald Nursing Innovation Award—recognizes a nurse for developing implementable and innovative initiatives that improve quality of patient care across all the Johns Hopkins Hospitals. The awardee will receive a $5,000 personal grant.
Nominations must be submitted by August 28, 2017. Award recipients will be notified by October 1 and recognized at the event on November 11.
Held at the Center Club in Baltimore, this year’s An Evening with the Stars, will mark the sixth year of an event that celebrates excellence, diversity, and innovation among Hopkins Nurses. Net proceeds from the event will go to the Baltimore Talent Scholars Fund, through which full-tuition scholarships will be offered to Baltimore City public high school graduates admitted to the JHSON Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Entry into Nursing program.
There are also opportunities to recognize a favorite nurse, faculty member, or student, at Hopkins or not, by purchasing a star to be displayed at the event. Those purchased by October 1 will also be included in the event program. All stars must be purchased by November 6.
Visit nursing.jhu.edu/stars for more details and to submit a nomination.
Located in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is a globally-recognized leader in nursing education, research, and practice, and ranks No. 2 nationally among graduate schools of nursing and No. 2 for DNP programs in the U.S. News & World Report 2018 rankings. In addition, the school is ranked by QS World University as the No. 2 nursing school in the world and is No.1 by College Choice for its master’s program. The school is No. 1 among nursing schools for total Federal Research Grants and National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. For more information, visit www.nursing.jhu.edu.