2018 NEW JERSEY NURSE OF THE YEAR AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Event Honoring New Jersey Nurses Returns November 14

Parsippany, NJ | Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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March of Dimes North Central New Jersey Market is preparing to honor nurses who exemplify an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer service. Nominations for the 2018 New Jersey Nurse of the Year Awards open on April 23, 2018.
Exceptional nurses employed in the state of New Jersey are eligible. A selection committee comprised of health care professionals will review the confidential nomination forms and announce the award finalists this fall. Then, after a blinded review process, 12 nurses will be honored at an awards gala November 14, 2018 at Grand Marquis in Old Bridge.
Whether serving as health care provider, educator, researcher and/or advisor – nurses play a critical role in advancing the March of Dimes mission to fight for the health of every mom and baby. The Nurse of the Year initiative supports this mission while recognizing exceptional nurses throughout the state and celebrating the profession.
Helene Lynch, Event Chair and Director of Operations at Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperation said, “I am honored to be this year’s Chair of the 2018 NJ Nurse of the Year Awards. The Nurse of the Year event is an opportunity for March of Dimes, and the community, to publicly say thank you to the wonderful caregivers who make such a difference in our lives. We are proud to recognize these exceptional nurses.”
Nomination forms will be available online beginning April 23, 2018, and will close on June 29, 2018. This year nurses can be nominated in the following 12 categories: Academic Education, Research & Informatics, Adult Acute Care, Advanced Practice, Neonatal, Non-Hospital & Home Healthcare, Nurse Educator, Nurse Leader, Nurse Manager, Pediatrics, Pre-Hospital, Emergency & Critical Care, Rising Star, and Women’s Health. For more information and to nominate a nurse, visit: www.nurseoftheyear.org/NJ.
March of Dimes gives 4 million babies born each year the best possible start. Nearly half a million of them are born prematurely or with birth defects. Premature birth and its complications are the largest contributors to infant death in the U.S. and pregnancy-related death has more than doubled over the past 25 years. From advocacy to education to research, we’re working to level the playing field so that all moms and babies are healthy.

RWJBarnabas Health is the Gold Sponsor of the 2018 NJ Nurse of the Year Awards.  They are the most comprehensive health care delivery system in New Jersey, treating over 3 million patients a year.  With more than 32,000 employees, RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s second largest private employer – and routinely captures national awards for its outstanding quality and safety.

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March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family.

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