Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement

Christina Lepore
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

2021 Medical/Surgical Award Recipient

Gordon Neelands
Saint Mary's

2021 Rookie of the Year Award Recipient

Brandi Peterson
Renown Medical Group

2021 Office/Outpatient Award Recipient

Keri Piper Colonna
Renown Medical Group

2021 Administrative Leadership Award Recipient

Michelle Chenin
Renown Regional Medical Center

2021 Emergency Nursing Award Recipient

Margie Encinas
Renown Regional Medical Center

2021 Peri-Operative/Operative Award Recipient

Kim Magee
Renown Regional Medical Center

2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Jeanine Packham
VA SNHC

2021 Advanced Practice Award Recipient

Karissa Parra
Renown Regional Medical Center

2021 Oncology/Infusion Services Award Recipient

Wynter Shively
Renown Regional Medical Center

2021 Maternal/Child Award Recipient

Leah Chirico
Saint Mary's

2021 Education Award Recipient

Ana Rizzo
Renown Rehabilitation Hospital

2021 Skilled Nursing/Rehabilitation Award Recipient

Natalie Matley-Keeney
Banner Churchill Community Hospital

2021 Community/Behavioral Health Award Recipient

Christine Obregon
Saint Mary's

2021 Clinical Leadership Award Recipient

Megan Rumzie
VA SNHC

2021 Innovation/Nursing Informatics Award Recipient

Courtney Curcio
Renown Regional Medical Center

2021 Critical Care Award Recipient


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 2021 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 $250,000 in nursing scholarships. Refer to our scholarships page for more information.