Honor a Rehabilitation Nurse or Group
May 12 is International Nurses Day, chosen in honor of the birthday of Florence Nightingale. Nightingale, born in 1820, is famous for changing the way nurses were perceived during her time, raising the standards for nursing, and educating nurses. To celebrate this day, we invited you to make a donation to honor a nurse or organization for outstanding research, evidence-based practice (EBP) initiatives, and quality improvement (QI) programs.
There's still time to make a difference! Honor a rehab nurse or group via the form below or donate to RNF directly to help facilitate the development of new programs to enhance rehabilitation nursing practice and patient outcomes.
2020 Nurses Day Honorees
The following honorees were submitted 5/12/20–6/12/20 and are also honored in the July/August issue of Rehabilitation Nursing Journal.
Janna Thornton, RN
Janna is a phenomenally rehab nurse! She is compassionate and truly advocates for her patients. A fantastic role model for all. – Amy Guyot
Martha Marak, RN; Kathy Sills, RN CRRN; Kim Austin, RN CRRN
Marta, Kathy, and Kim are good nurses at all times, and most especially during this time of Covid-19. – Laura River
Michelle Camicia, PhD RN CCM NEA-BC FAHA FARN
Michelle represents the best of nursing and rehabilitation nursing. She is an expert clinician, manager, researcher, and mentor to nurses at Kaiser and to ARN members. I am proud to be her friend and colleague. – Barbara Lutz
Joan McMahon, BSN MSA
Joan has helped me stay connected with rehabilitation nursing professional organizations as a Kansas City area CRRN, and given me perspective on a variety of professionals who promote Rehabilitation Nursing. – Linda Kurtz
Barbara Winters-Todd, DNP RN CRRN
Barbara represents the best of nursing, always there to help a fellow nurse learn about how our quality metrics tie directly to patient care and outcomes. She truly represents professionalism and respect at all levels. – Mary Ellen Hatch
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
In recognition of the group's ground-breaking research in patient reported outcomes, symptom management, financial hardship, and function among women with cancer, and in recognition of this group's dedication to social justice and equity in health, research, and education. – Grace Campbell
Dr. Barbara Lutz, PhD RN CRRN PHNA-BC FAHA FAAN ARN, President, and the ARN Board of Directors
With gratitude and appreciation, I make this donation to RNF in honor of the collective contribution to rehabilitation scientific inquiry and knowledge through research and evidenced-based practice of our President, Dr. Barbara Lutz, and each member of the ARN BODs. I also applaud President Lutz's legacy of leadership over the years to ARN and extraordinary vision as President to shape our future during the most challenging public health crisis in over 100 years. I am honored to serve ARN with her and our BODs. – Patricia A. Quigley
To All Nurses, Everywhere
To ALL NURSES everywhere--It is my privilege to know and work with so many expert rehabilitation nurses.
As a registered nurse, I am here for you: always have been, always will be…
But more than that: you are here for me/my family.
Thank you for being a NURSE. – Linda Pierce