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30th Annual Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence

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2018 Nightingale
May 10, 2018
The San Marino Club
Troy, Michigan


Questions? Contact us at       nightingale@oakland.edu

Nightingale Awards

This is more than just a night of professional awards.

With a strong history in tradition, the Oakland University Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence® has applauded the constant advancement of nursing through the work of outstanding professionals.  We come together to honor those who pursue excellence without compromise.  For three decades, this has been a night to acknowledge and strengthen the entire southeastern Michigan nursing community. 

On May 10, 2018, we will gather at the San Marino Club in Troy, Michigan, for a celebration that includes a raffle, seated dinner and award presentation where 10 winners and 10 runners-up will be recognized in a variety of categories.

Proceeds from the event help Oakland University’s School of Nursing to provides scholarships for students and research opportunities for faculty, and to acquire cutting-edge technology and resources that will continue to ensure local access to advanced nursing education. 

Please join us in celebrating and supporting the nursing community.

Get Involved

Opportunities to support the continued advancement of the nursing community include Sponsorship, Advertisement in the program booklet, plus Table and Ticket purchases.  No matter what level of involvement you choose, your contribution will help us to carry on our strong tradition of providing opportunities for and empowering the next generation of nurses of southeast Michigan.

Sponsorship
Several sponsorship opportunities are available including, but not limited to, Premier Sponsors, Award Sponsors and Specialty Sponsors.  Please review details about sponsorship here.  For question, please contact Kristen Cometto by email at kcometto@oakland.edu or by phone at (248) 364-8723.

Tables and Tickets

Planning to attend? Purchase a table or individual tickets at nightingale@oakland.edu. All tables seat 10 guest comfortably and are priced according to seating placement in proximity to the award presentation stage.   

Program Advertising

Ad space is available for purchase in the Nightingale Awards program booklet.  Please review details about program advertising here.  For questions, please contact us at nightingale@oakland.edu.

Nominate a Nurse

The success of the Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence® hinges on the nomination process.

Each year, Oakland University School of Nursing requests your help to identify the most qualified candidates for consideration in a variety of ten different categories. 

This year’s nomination cycle opens on November 1, 2017 and runs through February 2, 2018.

Click one of the nomination forms below to begin the nomination process.

2017 Winners
and Runners Up
Award Winners
Advanced Practice Nursing & Research

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Marcelli Jade Gayonoche Contreras 

Beaumont Health-Oakwood Accountable Care Org. 

Nursing in the Community

Selina-Dallas

Selina Dallas
DMC-Detroit Receiving Hospital &
Harper University / Hutzel Women's Hospital

Distinguished Alumni

Nina-Barkell

Nina Barkell
Nursing Faculty
Oakland Community College

Specialty Nursing

Donna-Bednarski

Donna Bednarski
DMC-Harper University /
Hutzel Women's Hospital
Education

Kathy-Meloche

Kathy Meloche
DMC - Harper University /
Hutzel Women's Hospital
Staff Nurse Practice

Sam-Turner

Samuel Turner
DMC – Harper University /
Hutzel Women’s Hospital

Emerging Leader

Kim_Hand

Kim Hand
McLaren Oakland

Staff Nurse Practice

Diane-Dengate

Diane Dengate
DMC-Harper University /  
Hutzel Women's Hospital

Executive Administration

Christine-Bowen

Christine Bowen
DMC-Harper University /  
Hutzel Women's Hospital

People's Choice

Susan-Veltigian

Susan Veltigian
Beaumont Health -
Royal Oak Hospital

Runners Up

Advanced Practice Nursing & Research

Sharon-Sawyer-Martin

Sharon Sawyer-Martin
DMC-Harper University /
Hutzel Women's Hospital

Distinguished Alumni

Jennifer-Sam

Jennifer Sam
Ascension - St. John
Providence Hospital

Education

Patricia-Cady

Patricia Bechtel Cady
Beaumont Health -
Royal Oak Hospital



Emerging Leader

Lisa-Fishwild

Lisa Fishwild
Ascension - St. John
Providence Hospital


Executive Administration

Susan-Grant

Susan Grant
Beaumont Health 


Nursing in the Community

Sharon-McKinzie

Sharon McKinzie
DMC-Sinai-Grace Hospital

Specialty Nursing

Bernadine-Sherwood

Bernadine Sherwood
Beaumont Health -
Grosse Pointe Hospital

Staff Nurse Practice

ADAM-Kasten

Adam Kasten

DMC-Harper University/
Hutzel Women's Hospital


Staff Nurse Practice

Laura-Weidle

Laura Weidle
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland 


People's Choice

Jennifer-Gray

Jennifer Gray
Henry Ford Hospital-Detroit

Sponsors

Several sponsorship opportunities are available including, but not limited to, Premier Sponsors, Award Sponsors and Specialty Sponsors. 

Please review details about sponsorship here.  For question, please contact Kristen Cometto by email at kcometto@oakland.edu or by phone at (248) 364-8723.

No matter what level of involvement you choose, we thank you in advance for your support.

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors, listed below:

Sponsor LevelOrganization
PresentingBeaumont Health
SilverDetroit Medical Center
People's Choice AwardOakland University Credit Union
Advanced Practice and Research AwardDetroit Medical Center
Staff Nurse AwardDMC - Harper University/Hutzel Women's Hospital
Staff Nurse AwardThe Levitt Family
ScholarshipOgletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak, & Stewart, P.C.
ScholarshipLeVasseur & DeFrank, P.C.
ScholarshipMiller Canfield, P.C.
ScholarshipWarner Norcross & Judd LLP
PlaquesThe Allesee Family