This has been a most challenging year in health care and for our own institution. Still, there is tremendous work happening in our hospitals, clinics and research areas every day. This work shapes how well we take care of our patients and their families, defines our organization’s culture, and advances the professional practice of nursing. That is why I encourage you to take time to nominate Vanderbilt nurses in a wide variety of categories as part of our annual Nurses Week award process that is already underway.
Whether you have prepared a nomination before or this is your first time, this web site has been designed and refined to make the online nomination process as convenient as possible. A selection committee thoroughly reviews each nomination and chooses the awards recipients.
At the annual Awards and Recognition event during Nurses Week in May, I have the honor of announcing the recipients. These nominations and awards shine a spotlight on the meaningful work nurses are doing throughout our health system.
So, please take a few minutes and consider nominating someone in your work area. If you have any questions or need any assistance in pulling together the nomination, please talk to your nursing leader.
Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Executive Chief Nursing Officer
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Celebrate Nurses' Week!