The nominations are in and the stage is set for An Evening With the Stars, the annual sparkling celebration of all that is good about Johns Hopkins Nursing. Its Shining Star Awards honor outstanding nurses in the Johns Hopkins community. Nominees are invited to the event, and winners are announced at the ceremony. Candace Dold of WBFF, Fox 45 will emcee.
Shining Star categories again include Faculty Nurse and Student Nurse from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Hospital Nurse (two awardees) from the Johns Hopkins–affiliated hospitals: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Johns Hopkins, Howard County General, Sibley Memorial, Suburban, and All Children's (St. Petersburg, Florida) hospitals. New this year is a category for Preceptor. In addition, the Cynthia and Peter Rosenwald Star Nurse of the Year Award, also announced at the event, recognizes a critical care nurse at JHH who goes beyond the call of duty in providing compassionate and competent care.
The nominees for recognition at the event, to be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, are as follows:
Faculty Nurse Star: Jeanne Alhusen, an assistant professor in Community-Public Health, and Shari Lynn, an instructor in Acute and Chronic Care.
Student Nurse Star: Stephanie Al-Adhami and Susanna M. Lester, both Accelerated BSN
Hospital Nurse Star: Suzanne Dutton, Sibley Memorial; Pat Gabriel, Suburban; Elizabeth Halterman, All Children's; Laurie Rome, Johns Hopkins; Jane Scanlon, Howard County General; and Tanya Simmons, Bayview.
Preceptor Star: Judith Ascenzi, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Johns Hopkins Hospital; and Marilyn Moshay Cooper, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians–Waters Edge.
To recognize your favorite nurse, faculty member, or nursing student, you can purchase a star at one of three levels: Gold ($500), Silver ($250), or Blue ($125). Stars purchased by Sept. 17 will be displayed at An Evening With the Stars.
Tickets are available here.