Nurse of the Year Awards Returns Nov. 17 - Nominations Open

Las Vegas, NV | Monday, March 26, 2018

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March of Dimes Nevada is preparing to honor nurses who exemplify an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer service. Nominations for the 2018 Nurse of the Year Awards open on May 6, 2018, the start National Nurses Week. 

Exceptional nurses employed in the state of Nevada 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 double-blind review process, approximately seventeen nurses will be honored at an awards gala November 17, 2018 at The Venetian, Las Vegas.  Debra Fox, Chief Nursing Officer at University Medical Center is chairing the 2018 Nurse of the Year initiative.

Whether serving as health care provider, educator, researcher, chapter volunteer 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. 
Pamela Carlston, executive director of the Nevada March of Dimes said, “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 honor these exceptional nurses.”

Nomination forms will be available online beginning May 6, 2018. Nominations close on August 1, 2018. More information is available at:  nurseoftheyear.org/event/lasvegas 

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.

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. Visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org for more information. Visit shareyourstory.org for comfort and support. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.
 

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About March of Dimes

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.

Visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org for more information. Visit shareyourstory.org for comfort and support. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.