GOOD SAMARITAN HOSTS 2012 ROCKLAND COUNTY NURSE RECOGNITION DAY

Deadline for nomination March 29

Good Samaritan Hospital and The Rockland County Nurse Recognition Committee will be celebrating and acknowledging, the heart of Rockland’s healthcare, the nurses of Rockland County on Thursday, May 10 at the 2012 Rockland County Nurse Recognition Day Ceremony.

Included in this celebration will be a special ceremony recognizing Excellence in Practice by nurses who have been nominated and selected by their peers for this prestigious honor. The program will include presentations of Excellence in Nursing Practice Awards, scholarship presentations, and a community service project presentation.

The Rockland County Nurse Recognition Committee has put out a call for nominations from the community and healthcare facilities. Registered Nurses working in health care and Licensed Practical Nurses who are pursuing an R.N. license are eligible to for nomination. Nominees may be staff or administration.

Nominations are accepted are RNs for Excellence in Practice. To receive a nomination form, contact the Chairperson of the Nominations Committee, Anne Fella, annefella@optimum.net. Nomination forms must be completed and emailed back to Anne Fella no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 29.

The 2012 Rockland County Nurse Recognition Day Committee will also be awarding two scholarships; one for an RN student, and one fright an RN working on a BSN. To be considered, the applicant must be living, working or attending an approved RN Nursing Program in Rockland County. Scholarship Applications may be received by emailing rocklandcountynurse@gmail.com. Completed applications must be emails back to Maureen Kroning no later than April 15, 2012.

The nominations will be reviewed by a committee and the winning nurses will be given plaques on May 10 at the Rockland County Nurse Recognition Ceremony.

The work of America’s 3.1 million registered nurses to save lives and to maintain the health of millions of individuals is the focus of this year’s National Nurses Week, celebrated annually May 6-12 throughout the United States. This year, the Rockland County Nurse Committee has selected “Caring for Ourselves and Others” as the theme for Nurse Recognition. Traditionally, National Nurses Week is devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which registered nurses, the largest health care profession, are working to improve health care. From bedside nursing in hospitals and long-term care facilities to the halls of research institutions, state legislatures, and Congress, the depth and breadth of the nursing profession is meeting the expanding health care needs of American society.