Past Role Award Winners

The following are past recipients of ARN Role Awards

Advanced Practice Nurse

The Advanced Practice Nurse Award recognizes a nurse in an advanced role who has contributed to the advancement of rehabilitation nursing care. Candidates who have a graduate degree in nursing and demonstrate expertise in assessing health needs, developing diagnoses, planning, implementing, and managing client’s care, and evaluating outcomes of care would be appropriate nominees for this award.

2014: Margaret Riccardi
2012: Patricia Garvin-Higgins
2011: Therese Gion
2010: Cindy Gatens
2009: Laura Ferber

Case Manager

The Case Manager Award recognizes a nurse who has actively engaged in the advancement of the case manager’s role within the rehabilitation field. Candidates who demonstrate the implementation of trans-disciplinary coordination and cooperation, serve (by participating) as mentors to new case managers, and exhibit professional organizational involvement would be appropriate nominees for this award.

2017: Cathy Parsa
2016: Beth Dameron
2015: Anabel Velazquez
2014: Mary Ann Laslo
2013: Patricia Jackson

Educator

The Educator Award recognizes a nurse who has contributed to the advancement of rehabilitation nursing care through an academic or educational role. Candidates who demonstrate leadership ability and effectiveness in the educational development and mentoring of rehabilitation nurses or students and support the advancement of rehabilitation nurses through continuing or formal education would be appropriate nominees for this award.

2017: Cynthia Hernandez
2016: Patricia Lyons
2014: Lisa Pervin
2013: Brenda French
2012: Mary Biggins

Nurse Executive

The Nurse Executive Award recognizes a rehabilitation nurse who has contributed to the advancement of rehabilitation nursing care in a high-level administration role. Candidates who demonstrate leadership ability, innovation, and effectiveness in administration, support educational development of their staff, successfully represent rehabilitation nursing views, serve as mentors for new and potential nurse executives, and exhibit professional organizational involvement would be appropriate nominees for this award.

2017: Mary Gollinger
2016: Julia Libke
2014: Susan Castor
2011: Michelle Camicia
2010: Lisa Bagley

Nurse Manager

The Nurse Manager Award recognizes a nurse who has contributed to the advancement of rehabilitation nursing care in a middle management position. Candidates who demonstrate strong clinical, leadership, and management skills, good interpersonal and interdisciplinary relationships, a high level of initiative and creative problem-solving ability, and serve as mentors for new and potential nurse managers would be appropriate nominees for this award.

2017: Deepa Kannampuzh
2016: Michael Hartge
2015: Jorilynn Lima
2014: Elaine Mustacchio
2013: Diana Campos

Researcher

The Researcher Award recognizes a rehabilitation nurse who is committed to the advancement of rehabilitation nursing through research.

2003: Alexa Stuifbergen
2002: Audrey Nelson
1999: Linda Pierce
1998: Rosemarie King
1997: Mary Jo White

This award is now being offered in the following two categories:

Masters Prepared Researcher

The Masters Prepared Researcher Award recognizes a rehabilitation nurse who is committed to the advancement of rehabilitation nursing through research. Candidates who actively participate in research, serve as mentors for new and potential researchers, or support research in the field through active involvement in professional organizations committed to this end (e.g., active member of Sigma Theta Tau) would be appropriate nominees for this award.

Doctorate Prepared Researcher

The Doctorate Prepared Researcher Award recognizes a rehabilitation nurse who is committed to the advancement of rehabilitation nursing through research. Candidates who actively participate in research, serve as mentors for new and potential researchers, or support research in the field through active involvement in professional organizations committed to this end (e.g., served on RNF Research Fund Committee, active member of Sigma Theta Tau) would be appropriate nominees for this award.

Past Winners

2013: Kathleen Brewer-Smyth
2011: Barbara Lutz
2007: Stephanie Vaughn
2005: Ann M Smith

Staff Nurse

The Staff Nurse Award recognizes outstanding practice by a rehabilitation nurse in a direct patient care role. Candidates who are actively employed as rehabilitation nurses practicing in a direct patient care role would be appropriate nominees for this award.

Past Winners

2016: Debra Thomas
2015: Grisel Burgos
2014: Yodeline Cayton Milliken
2013: Susan Krinsky
2012: Angela Persohn
2011: Joanne Pugh
2010: Karyn Kling
2009: Pauline Martin
2008: Sue Wang
2006: Betty Wong
2005: Robert Hall
2004: Janet Zumwalt
2003: Pam Howell
2002: Regina Hospodar
2000: Crystal Barker
1998: Mary Beth Wiener Eggers
1997: Patricia Tuccitto
1996: Elizabeth (Queenie) Juntilla
1995: Sue Creech
1994: Ann Marie Smith
1993: Twyla Kleen
1992: Cathy Redel
1991: Robert Seliskar

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