School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 364-8733
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bronze awards shaped like women lined up on a table

2022 Nightingale 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. For three decades, this has been a night to acknowledge and strengthen the Michigan nursing community. 

The 2022 Nightingale Awards Nomination Period is now open and will run through January 24, 2022.

Awards will be presented at the
2022 Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence
On May 11, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. at the Oakland Center Ballrooms
on Oakland University Campus in Rochester Hills


Questions? Contact us at nightingale@oakland.edu.

Nightingale FAQs Sponsorship and Ticket Purchase Make a Gift
Get Involved

Opportunities to support the continued advancement of the nursing community include Sponsorship, Advertisement in the program booklet, plus the Nightingale Legacy Scholarship.

Sponsorship
Several sponsorship opportunities are available including, but not limited to, Premier Sponsors, Award Sponsors and Specialty Sponsors. For questions, please contact Tanya Griffith by email at tgriffith@oakland.edu or by phone at (248) 364-6120.


Program Advertising
Ad space is available for purchase in the Nightingale Awards program booklet. For questions, please contact us at nightingale@oakland.edu.

Contact

Jackie McIntosh
Director of Philanthropy, School of Nursing
433 Meadow Brook Road, 3058 HHB
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
jmcintosh@oakland.edu (248) 364-8725

Nominate a Nurse

 

2022 Nightingale Awards Online Nomination Form

2022 Nightingale - People's Choice Award - Nomination Form

Nomination Form FAQs and TIPS

 

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. 

  • Excellence in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Excellence in Nurse Leadership
  • Excellence in Education
  • Excellence in Executive Administration
  • Nursing in the Community
  • Post-Acute Care & Specialty Nursing
  • Excellence in Staff Nurse Practice
  • Excellence in Nursing Research
  • People's Choice Award

The 2022 Award Nomination Cycle runs from November 9, 2021—January 24, 2202 at Midnight.

2021 Winners and Runners Up
Award Winners

Excellence in Advanced Practice Nursing
Ann Marie Ramsey
University of Michigan Health System

OU School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni
Kathryn Armstrong
Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak

Excellence in Nursing Leadership
Lori Lesner
DMC/Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

Excellence in Education
Nancy Tena
University of Michigan Health System

Executive Administration
Gwen Gnam
Henry Ford Hospital-Detroit

Nursing in the Community
Calandra Green
Oakland County Health Division

Post-Acute Care & Specialty Nursing
Sharron Alejandria
Henry Ford Hospital

Excellence in Research
Cheryl Larry-Osman
Henry Ford Hospital-Detroit

Staff Nurse
Noel Baldwin
University of Michigan Health System

Staff Nurse
Michelle Turmell
Henry Ford Hospital-Detroit

People’s Choice Award
Irena Ghinescu
Henry Ford Hospital-Macomb

COVID Hero-Staff Nurse Award
Kelly Schroeder
Henry Ford Hospital-Macomb
Runners Up

Excellence in Advanced Practice Nursing
Shawn Gauvin
Ascension Providence Hospital

OU School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni
Gilda Wong
Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak

 

Excellence in Nursing Leadership
Marleen Nowakowski
McLaren Macomb

 

Excellence in Education
Susan Karasinki
St Joseph Mercy Hospital

Executive Administration
Jennifer Dunn
St Joseph Mercy Hospital-Ann Arbor

Nursing in the Community
Lisa Marie Levy
Ascension Providence Novi & Southfield

Post-Acute Care & Specialty Nursing
Eileen Blodgett
Beaumont Hospital-Troy

Excellence in Research
Karen Dunn
Oakland University School of Nursing

Staff Nurse
Tami Kirn
Children's Hospital of Michigan

Staff Nurse
Sandra Pardington
Beaumont-Royal Oak

People's Choice
Patricia Danieleski-Grabowski
Henry Ford Hospital-Detroit

COVID Hero-Staff Nurse Award
Sandy Sharp
McLaren Macomb Hospital
Sponsors

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

To request sponsorship information or for any questions, please contact Jackie McIntosh by email at jmcintosh@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 current 2021 sponsors, listed below:

Presenting

Ascension

Platinum

Henry Ford Health System - Macomb

Platinum

J & B Medical Supply

Platinum

Oakland University Credit Union

Gold

Beaumont Health

Venue Sponsor

313 Presents

Silver

DMC

Bronze

McLaren Oakland and McLaren Macomb

Bronze

Priority Health

Bronze

Trinity

Award Sponsor: People's Choice

Independent Bank

Award Sponsor: Nursing in the Community

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Award Sponsor: Excellence in Nursing Leadership

TIAA

Award Sponsor: COVID Hero Staff Nurse 

Americare Medical

Award Sponsor: Excellence in Education

Gallagher

Award Sponsor: Staff Nurse Award 

Advantage Health Centers

Scholarship Sponsor 

GFMD

Scholarship Sponsor 

Carrico Maldegen

Plaque Sponsor

Public Affairs Associates

Pin Sponsor

Pharmacy Solutions

Trophy Sponsor  

Gordon Advisors

Trophy Sponsor  

Dawda Mann

Trophy Sponsor  

PNC Bank

Trophy Sponsor  

Kotz Sangster

Nightingale Legacy Scholarship

Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Nightingale rebelled against society’s belief of the role of a nurse at that time and as one of the first statisticians and health care administrators, influenced much of the way healthcare is still delivered today.

In 2020 we celebrated Florence's exceptional contribution to modern nursing by creating a brand new endowed scholarship for nursing education to commemorate what would have been her 200th year.

Funds raised in honor of this exceptional milestone, will continue to create new scholarships that will be awarded to nursing students each year that embody the pioneering spirit, the intellectual foresight and passion to serve that shaped Nightingale’s legacy.

Those that contribute to the Nightingale Legacy Scholarship will have the opportunity to be publicly recognized at the Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence on September 2, 2021.

 Please consider making a gift today of any size to impact the future of nursing!

Make a secure donation online by clicking HERE

Or send a check to:

OU School of Nursing
Attn: Nightingale Legacy Scholarship
433 Meadow Brook Road, 3058 HHB
Rochester, MI 48309-4452

For questions, please contact Jackie McIntosh by email at jmcintosh@oakland.edu or by phone at (248) 364-8725.