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Nurses Celebrated at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing An Evening With the Stars Event


Hopkins Nursing excellence, innovation, and community impact were celebrated at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s (JHSON) annual An Evening with the Stars event, November 11.

In its sixth year, the event recognizes nurses from across the Johns Hopkins-affiliated hospitals, preceptors, faculty, students, and staff, and honors innovation and commitment to education and care of patients, families, and communities.

Held at the Center Club in Baltimore, this year’s event was emceed by Omar Jimenez, CNN correspondent and former WBAL news reporter. The event included a new honor—the Dean’s Award—which was established to recognize an alumni or friend who has demonstrated long-term support for the school, a spirit of volunteerism, and continual pursuit of excellence.

All proceeds went to the JHSON Baltimore Talent Scholars program. Through the initiative, four full-tuition scholarships are given annually to Baltimore City public high school graduates who have been admitted to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Entry into Nursing Practice program.

The 2017 Shining Star Awards include:

Nurse Shining Star

Larissa Bell, RN, BSN, PCCN
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Preceptor Shining Star

Alphonsa (Alphie) Rahman, DNP, APRN-CNS, CCRN
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Community Outreach Shining Star

Kate Talbert, MPA, BSN, RN
Howard County General Hospital

Faculty Shining Star

Deborah Gross, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Leonard & Helen Stulman Endowed Professor

Student Shining Star

Lou Bartolo
MSN: Entry into Nursing Practice Program

Staff Excellence Award

Raphe Reggie
Multimedia Supervisor

Rosenwald Star Nurse of the Year

Carrie Outten, RN, BSN, CCRN
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Rosenwald Nursing Innovator

Karen Pregnall, RN, CEN, RN-BC Gerontology
Sibley Memorial Hospital

Heritage Award

Deborah Baker, DNP, MSN, CRNP
Johns Hopkins Health System

Dean’s Award

Elsie Peyton Jarvis, RN, BSN
Johns Hopkins Hospital

View photos from the event.


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.

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