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Nominees Lined Up for An Evening with the Stars


The nominations are in and the stage is set for An Evening with the Stars, the annual sparkling celebration of all that is good about Johns Hopkins Nursing. Its Shining Star Awards honor outstanding nurses in the Hopkins community. Nominees are invited to the event and winners are announced at the ceremony. Candace Dold of WBFF, Fox 45 will emcee.

Shining Star categories this year once again include Student Nurse and Faculty Nurse from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Hospital Nurse (two awardees) from the Johns Hopkins-affiliated hospitals: All Children’s Hospital (in St. Petersburg, FL), Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Suburban Hospital, and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. New this year is a category for Preceptor. In addition, the Cynthia and Peter Rosenwald Star Nurse of the Year Award (also announced at the event) recognizes a critical care nurse at Hopkins Hospital who goes above and beyond the call of duty in providing compassionate and competent care.  

The nominees for the 6 p.m. September 26 event at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing:

Student Nurse Star

  • Stephanie Al-Adhami, Accelerated BSN

  • Susanna M. Lester, Accelerated BSN

Hospital Nurse Star

  • Suzanne Dutton, MSN, GNP-BC, Sibley Memorial Hospital

  • Pat Gabriel, RN, CEN, Suburban Hospital

  • Elizabeth Halterman, RN, All Children’s Hospital

  • Laurie Rome, NCIII, RN, Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Jane Scanlon, CCRN, Howard County General Hospital

  • Tanya Simmons, RN, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Faculty Star

  • Assistant Professor Jeanne Alhusen, PhD, CRNP, RN

  • Instructor Shari Lynn, MSN, RN

Preceptor Star

  • Judith Ascenzi, DNP, RN, APRN-CNS, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Marilyn Moshay Cooper, MD, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians-Waters Edge

Recognize your favorite nurse, faculty member, or nursing student by purchasing a star at one of three levels: Gold ($500), Silver ($250), and Blue ($125). Stars purchased by September 17 will be displayed at An Evening with the Stars. Visit nursing.jhu.edu/stars.


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