Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement

Mary Angelique Sampson
VA SNHC

2018 Community/Behavioral Health Award Recipient

Jennifer Finley
Northern Nevada Medical Center

2018 Nursing Informatics Award Recipient

Mykensie Halily
Northern Nevada Medical Center

2018 Emergency Nursing Award Recipient

Roberta Gillis
Renown Regional Medical Center

2018 Administrative Leadership Award Recipient

Crystal Heyer
Renown Regional Medical Center

2018 Clinical Leadership Award Recipient

Katja Lektorich
Saint Mary's

2018 Office/Outpatient Award Recipient

Alexis Starks
VA SNHC

2018 Long-Term Care/Rehabilitation Award Recipient

Rommel Co
Saint Mary's

2018 Advanced Practice Award Recipient

JoAnna Trautwein
Renown Regional Medical Center

2018 Critical Care Award Recipient

Melodie Nutter
Renown Regional Medical Center

2018 Education Award Recipient

Erin Madsen
Renown Medical Medical Center

2018 Innovation & Advocacy Award Recipient

Brenda Jahnke
Northern Nevada Medical Center

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Brenda Wells
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

2018 Medical/Surgical Award Recipient

Jane Stacy
Renown Regional Medical Center

2018 Maternal/Child Award Recipient

Shannon Parker
Renown Regional Medical Center

2018 Rookie of the Year Award Recipient

2019 Awards Timeline

January 1 through noon on January 31, 2019:

Public nominations accepted for nurses in 14 categories

February 18 through noon on March 11, 2019:

Nurses accept nominations & submit essays
If you were nominated, Click here to accept your nomination!

March 18 through noon on April 7, 2019:

Final nominations scored by panel of judges

April 1 through noon on April 30, 2019:

Event tickets available for purchase

April 15 through May 10, 2019:

Register for Silent Auction online bidding

May 10, 2019:

Award winners announced at events dinner

For more information, click "2019 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 2019 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.