Campaign for Action Honors 10 Nurses for Leading Change in Health Care
The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action is proud to announce the recipients of its Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing award. We recognize 10 nurses for their efforts in leading changes in healthcare and improving lives in their communities.
The Campaign created the award to celebrate nurse leadership and the importance of efforts by nurses to improve health and health care. The winners have worked to help medically fragile children, neurologically impaired individuals, and low-income women in rural areas, among others. Their work is helping to improve the quality of medical care in Vermont, protect health care workers from exposure to carcinogens in North Carolina, prevent bedsores and reduce Medicaid costs in Texas, and recruit and encourage minority nursing students in Wisconsin, to name a few.
Nominees were accepted from state Action Coalitions, the Champion Nursing Coalition and the Champion Nursing Council. The Campaign received dozens of outstanding nominations from across the nation. We thank everyone who took the time to nominate or recommend a nurse leader, and we appreciate your efforts and participation.
Each winner receives a scholarship from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) to further their impact in transforming health care through nursing, and will work with the Campaign for Action.