Excellence in Nursing Award Seeks NH Nominations

The Foundation for Healthy Communities is pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Clint Jones NH Nursing Award!  This award recognizes a registered nurse, new to the profession of nursing, who exemplifies the practice of high quality nursing care and demonstrates an exceptional commitment to the nursing profession.

Selection criteria include a demonclintstration of excellence and enthusiasm in the delivery of patient care; communication with patients, their families and healthcare colleagues; commitment to nursing as a career; and inspiration to other nurses and healthcare professionals as a role model. In particular, the award is designed for an RN who has been in practice at least one year but no more than six years.  The deadline for nominations is Thursday, March 27, 2015.

  • The recipient of the award will be honored at his or her own hospital during National Nurses Week, which is May 6-12.

A nomination form is attached, and in addition to sharing it with members of your colleagues and nursing staff, feel free to use it in any of your newsletters or other vehicles for communicating with potential nominators. Our goal, as always, is to recognize and honor the most qualified candidate.

You can find out more about Clint and the award that bears his name at this link:  http://www.healthynh.com/index.php/clint-jones-award.html

About Clint Jones

This annual award honors the late Clint Jones, who directed the NH Nursing Workforce Partnership through the Foundation for Healthy Communities and was a founder of the NH Nursing Summer Camp Program.

From 2003-2006, Clint’s work brought practicing nurses and nurse education leaders together to distribute $2 million dollars in forgivable loans to hundreds of aspiring nurses in college and to practicing nurses who received specialty training or advanced degrees. His unmatched dedication, professionalism and creativity resulted in the engagement of more than 2000 NH nurses in education and training—over 1200 more than the Partnership’s goal of 800!

Clint was diagnosed with cancer in 2003 but continued to work tirelessly for the nursing profession.  He passed away in 2006.

Thank you so much for your assistance!  For more information, please feel free to contact Beth Gustafson Wheeler at bwheeler@healthynh.com or at 603-415-4278.

 

Beth Gustafson Wheeler, MS

Director of Community Health

Foundation for Healthy Communities/HEALnh

125 Airport Road

Concord, NH 03301

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