Great 100 nominations needed
We have all met an outstanding nurse whose courage, stamina, and compassion makes a difference.
Those nurses go about their jobs each and every day with no recognition.
For Carol Robison, RN, partner at Gifted Healthcare, that’s something that needs to change.
That’s the whole reason behind the upcoming Great 100 Nurses event coming this September in Catoosa.
Robison noted that this year a large metro hospital system in Oklahoma has challenged its leaders to nominate at least 10 nurses for the event, which draws nearly 800 attendees.
“I think nurses have an extremely difficult job and often they’re not recognized for what they do,” Robison said. “This event is sometimes the only recognition that nurse has gotten in a long career. That really makes a difference in someone’s life.”
Making the nurse walk taller is a tenet of the event.
“I think this event really exemplifies that,” she said.
The Great 100 Nurses Foundation was founded by Robison’s friend and partner PK Scheerle, RN in New Orleans, Louisiana 32 years ago. Since its founding, the Great 100 Celebrations have honored thousands of Nurses across Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma and now Arkansas.
These exemplary nurses are selected based on their concern for humanity, their contributions to the profession of nursing, and their mentoring of others.
Robison takes great pride in the program. Each year, community, health care, government leaders, family, friends and peers join together to honor these Great 100 nurses.
The funds raised through the celebration are used not only to honor the nurses you will meet at the annual celebrations, but to also support nursing advocacy, nursing scholarships, and nursing research for the betterment of lives, publication of nursing discoveries and the implementation of those discoveries.
Robison believes The Great 100 Nurses Celebration belongs to everyone who has met and been touched by an exceptional nurse.
Now you can honor that special nurse who has exemplified concern for humanity, dedication to the great profession of nursing, and the mentoring of others by nominating them to be a member of the Great 100.
Nominees must currently be a registered nurse in the state of their nomination and not been previously selected as a Great 100 Honoree. For the Oklahoma Celebration, the completed nomination form must be received no later than July 3, 2018 to be eligible for consideration.
Forms may be completed electronically and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 504-217-5468, or mailed to the address on the form. Nomination forms are available online at www.g100nurses.org.
Announcement of the Great 100 Nurses for Oklahoma will be made in early August 2018.
Each Great 100 Nurse will receive a certificate and custom pin in honor of their accomplishments.
You may nominate as many qualified nurses as you feel appropriate.
An anonymous panel of nurses select the Great 100 Nurse Honorees based on the following criteria:
* How has your nominee shown concern for humanity?
* What do you consider your nominee’s most significant contribution to the profession?
* How has your nominee served as a mentor or role model for others?
“One of the things that is interesting about our event is it can be peers, patients or family members that nominate that person,” Robison said.
The event will be held Monday, September 10 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Catoosa.
Tracey Moffatt will be the keynote speaker at the event, which features a sit-down dinner.