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2016 Nightingale
May 5, 2016
San Marino Banquet Center
Troy, Michigan

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For more information, please contact Ashley Samson at 248-364-8725 or samson@oakland.edu. 

Nightingale Awards

Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence

The Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence® celebration recognizes the hard-working, highly skilled, caring individuals who play such a vital role in our health care delivery system. 

For the past 28 years, Nightingale celebrations have provided Oakland University’s School of Nursing with numerous benefits for students and faculty that include:

  • Scholarships for students
  • Research support for faculty
  • Cutting-edge technology and resources for the School of Nursing to ensure access to advanced nursing education at Oakland University

Nightingale award recipients exemplify nursing excellence and provide inspiration to future generations of exceptional nurses who will follow in their tradition. 

Why should you NOMINATE A NURSE you know? This short video will tell you! 

For more information about sponsorship, table purchases, ads or tickets, contact Ashley Samson at 248-364-8725 or samson@oakland.edu. 

Get Involved

LET US HONOR YOU AND THE NURSING PROFESSION!


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SPONSORSHIP — There are many sponsorship levels available including a Gold Sponsorship, Silver Sponsorship, Bronze Sponsorship, Volunteer Table Sponsor, Statue Sponsor and more. Please refer to the Sponsorship Form or contact Ashley Samson.

TABLE OR TICKETS  To purchase a table or tickets, please contact Ashley Samson. Tables seat 10 guests each. 

ADVERTISE 
 Ad space is available in the Nightingale Awards Program Book and in the Silent Auction program book. Download the ad form and and send to Amy Johnson at johnson2@oakland.edu

Nominate a Nurse
Nominate a nurse you know!  WATCH this short video to see what winning this award means to the winners and runners up.

In order to reflect the myriad changes to the nomination process, we will soon be accepting nominations year round. We will take entries for 2016 from now until February 3, 2016. Any nominations submitted after February 2, 2016 will be included in entries for 2017. To nominate a nurse, click here for the Nightingale Nomination Form. To nominate a special nurse for the People's Choice 2016 award, click here for the People's Choice nomination form

The Oakland University School of Nursing strives to recognize and honor the compassion, knowledge, and initiative of outstanding nurses in the field at its annual Nightingale Awards for Nursing. Awards are given based on nurses' achievements and community and professional involvement. Leadership, quality of care given, innovative practices and advances in research are also valued in the selection processes. The nine categories are listed below. Check out these  tips for completing the nomination process and see a successful  nomination sample.  If you have any questions regarding this nomination form, please contact Ashley Samson at samson@oakland.edu. 

The Oakland University School of Nursing strives to recognize and honor the compassion, knowledge and initiative
of outstanding nurses in the field at its annual Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence ® . ​Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 awards.  Nominations must be received by February 3, 2016.  Nominations received on or after February 4, 2016 will be considered for the 2017 awards.

Nomination Information

Nominations from health care professionals, peers, colleagues and administrators, please use this form to nominate a nurse you know. Please make your nomination in one of the award categories listed below. 

NOTE: This year, four Staff Nurse Practice awards will be given in each region of the state.  This category has been expanded to encompass nominations that reflect the exceptional nursing that occurs across the state.  

Nominations must be completed by February 3, 2016. 


Categories include:  

  • Executive Administration (Director level)

    2013 Nightingale Administration
    This award is presented to a professional nurse who models leadership and management in health care service through visionary and innovative approaches. This nurse creates an environment that enhances the image of nursing and serves as a mentor to others.
  • Emerging Leader (Front line managers) 

    This award is presented to a professional nurse who models leadership and management in health care service through visionary and innovative approaches. This nurse creates an environment that enhances the image of nursing and serves as a mentor to others.
  • Advanced Nurse Practice

    WESTPHAL
    This award goes to an advanced practice nurse who demonstrates excellence in complex patient care. This nurse has a graduate degree and develops creative approaches to nursing practice that significantly improve client care and the image of nursing. She/he must be a clinical expert who advances the scope and practice of nursing, serves as a mentor who inspires others, and is a person who has excellent communications skills. 
  • Education 

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    This award is given to a professional nurse who demonstrates innovative educational activities or contributes to quality patient care through research. This nurse advances nursing through clarifying, refining or expanding the knowledge base of nursing; establishes an environment conducive to client, family and student learning; influences scholarly development in nursing education and research; and influences the practice of nursing.
  • Nursing in the Community

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    This award is given to a professional nurse who delivers innovative nursing services in a nontraditional setting. This nurse may be found in home care, community practice, political or legal arenas, case management, within entrepreneurial activities or other nontraditional nursing roles. She/he is dedicated to providing care to those in need inside and/or outside of a hospital setting. 
  • OU Distinguished Alumni

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    This award is given to a professional nurse who is a graduate of Oakland University’s BSN, MSN or DNP program and is currently employed in nursing. This nurse demonstrates excellence and makes a difference in nursing practice. She/he demonstrates the intellectual ability, clinical competence and leadership characteristics of an Oakland University School of Nursing graduate.  
  • People’s Choice Award

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    This award is presented to a professional nurse who has greatly impacted the life of a patient, friend or family member by giving more of her/himself in the care giving process. She/he demonstrates exceptional practice and inspires others. 
  • Specialty Nursing and Post Acute Care

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    This award is given to a professional nurse who delivers effective humanistic nursing care in a long-term care or rehabilitation setting. This nurse demonstrates leadership and develops strategies to promote high-quality, humanistic nursing care practices. She/he is a lifelong learner who consistently seeks knowledge and skills that promote maximum development of patients’ self-care abilities in long-term care or rehabilitation facilities.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Ashley Samson at samson@oakland.edu or (248) 364-8725.   

People's Choice Nomination
Nominations come from patients, families and community members please use this form to nominate a nurse who has made a difference in your life or the life of someone you know.

Nominations must be completed by February 2, 2016.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Ashley Samson at samson@oakland.edu or (248) 364-8725.   

Tips for a Successful Nomination

Click here to read our tips for a successful nomination

View a Sample Nomination
Not sure where to start? Here is a  sample nomination to give you an idea!

 

2016 Winners and Runners Up
Advanced Practice Nursing

             

WINNER
Clara Beaver
Karmanos Cancer Center 

Education  

 

WINNER
Barbara Freeland
University of Michigan 
School of Nursing

Emerging Leader (New Category) 

 

WINNER
Michelle Boiani
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

 Executive Administration 

 

WINNER
Dawn Nieman
Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn

Post-Acute Care and
Specialty Nursing (New Category

 

WINNER 
Kathleen Herman
Harper University/Hutzel Women's
Hospital-DMC

 Nursing in the Community

 

WINNER
Colleen Schulte
St. John Hospital and
Medical Center

Oakland University
Distinguished Alumni 

 

WINNER
Andrea Kwasky
University of Detroit Mercy

Staff Nurse Practice 

 

WINNERS

Lisa Muma
Beaumont Hospita, Royal Oak



Jill Dowling
St. John Hospital and 
Medical Center

People's Choice

WINNER
Dawn Carson
Henry Ford Hospital

 

Runners Up  

Advanced Practice Nursing
Kelley McMillan
Beaumont Hospital, Troy

Education 
Deborah Hamel
St. John
Providence Park

Emerging Leader
Kimberly Little
Beaumont Hospital,  Grosse Pointe 
                        

    

Executive
Administration 

Kristine Donahue
  Beaumont Hospital, Taylor       
                                       

Post-Acute Care
Specialty Nursing
Deborah Counts
       Beaumont Hospital,         Troy          

Nursing in the Community
Melissa Shimshock
St. John Providence Park
Hospital

Oakland University 
Distinguished Alumni
Lisa Turner
St. John Macomb-
Oakland Hospital

Staff Nurse Practice 
Nancy Thomas
Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn




Staff Nurse Practice
Danielle Dinkins
Beaumont Hospital, Troy 



 

PEOPLE'S CHOICE RUNNERS UP

 

People's Choice
Corinne Bolton
Henry Ford Hospital

 

People's Choice
Yee Yee Wood
Beaumont Health,
Royal Oak