Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement

Daun Russell
Renown Regional Medical Center

2017 Office/Outpatient Award Recipient

Jenny Jordan-Griffo
Renown Regional Medical Center

2017 Critical Care Award Recipient

Janice Peters
Saint Mary's

2017 Medical/Surgical Award Recipient

Ann Egan
CareFlight

2017 Innovation & Advocacy Award Recipient

Heather Silva
VA SNHC

2017 Advanced Practice Award Recipient

Jorge Montano-Figueroa
Renown Regional Medical Center

2017 Rookie of the Year Award Recipient

Mario Conroy
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

2017 Clinical Leadership Award Recipient

Denise Gonzalez
Renown Regional Medical Center

2017 Maternal/Child Award Recipient

Martha McNabb
Saint Mary's

2017 Nursing Informatics Award Recipient

Cathy Dinauer
Nevada State Board of Nursing

2017 Administrative Leadership Award Recipient

Yvette Viado-Hebron
Saint Mary's

2017 Community/Behavioral Health Award Recipient

Katelyn Foster
VA SNHC

2017 Long-Term Care/Rehabilitation Award Recipient

Merle Ocampo
Saint Mary's

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Barbara Vonarx
CareFlight

2017 Education Award Recipient

2018 Awards Timeline

January 1 through noon on January 31, 2018:

Public nominations accepted for nurses in 15 categories

February 12 through noon on March 5, 2018:

Nurses accept nominations & submit essays

March 19 through noon on March 29, 2018:

Final nominations scored by panel of judges

March 26 through noon on April 25, 2018:

Event tickets available for purchase

February 12 through May 4, 2018:

Register for Silent Auction online bidding

May 4, 2018:

Award winners announced at events dinner

For more information, click "2018 Awards" link above.

Who We Are

Recognizing the need to shine a spotlight on a profession founded over 150 years ago by nurse Florence Nightingale, the Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement Committee was formed in 1999. The goal of this committee of dedicated nurses was to honor their colleagues and to increase awareness of nursing as a profession.

The mission of the Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement Committee is to continue to honor nursing and the profession of nursing by recognizing outstanding individuals within, and to encourage the ongoing growth of nursing by supporting future nurses via scholarships and recognition of their efforts.

Achievement Awards

In comparison to the magnitude of today's Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement celebration, the first Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement ceremony was quite small, with approximately 100 attendees celebrating three nurse honorees. Since its inception the Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement celebration has grown tremendously. It has become a coveted award of nursing excellence in Northern Nevada. Since the first ceremony in 1999, Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement has honored hundreds of nurses, promoting nurses and their contribution to healthcare. Refer to the 2018 Awards and Previous Recipients pages for more information.

Scholarships

In promoting the profession of nursing, the Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement Committee has raised money to support nursing scholarships across Northern Nevada. The Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement Committee has, in fact, awarded over $220,000 in nursing scholarships. Refer to our scholarships page for more information.