Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement

Stephen Pennington
VA SNHC

2023 Administrative Leadership Award Recipient

Megan Burchfield
Northern Nevada Health System

2023 Advanced Practice Award Recipient

Laura Beth Lathrop
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

2023 Behavioral Health Award Recipient

Kristen Cleveland-Ceballos
Renown Regional Medical Center

2023 Clinical Leadership Award Recipient

Sandra Merkow
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

2023 Critical Care Award Recipient

Allison Stewart
Renown Regional Medical Center

2023 Emergency Nursing Award Recipient

Jaclyn Richardson
Renown Regional Medical Center

2023 Innovation/Nursing Informatics Award Recipient

Sandy Wartgow
Carson City Fire Department

2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Kylee Hamm
Renown Regional Medical Center

2023 Maternal/Child Award Recipient

Melissa Alessandra Lorica
Saint Mary's

2023 Medical/Surgical Award Recipient

Mary Brown
VA SNHC

2023 Office/Outpatient Award Recipient

Francesca Lei Bulaong
Saint Mary's

2023 Oncology/Infusion Services Award Recipient

Elaine Marriott
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

2023 Peri-Operative/Operative Award Recipient

Raylene Stiehl
Pershing General Hospital

2023 Rural & Community Health Award Recipient

Michelle Aglubat
VA SNHC

2023 Skilled Nursing/Rehabilitation Award Recipient

Sophie Tetlow
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

2023 Rookie of the Year Award Recipient

2024 Awards Timeline

January 1 through noon on January 31, 2024:

Public nominations accepted for nurses in 17 categories

February 20 through noon on March 15, 2024:

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

March 26 through noon on April 10, 2024:

Final nominations scored by panel of judges

April 1 through noon on April 30, 2024:

Event tickets available for purchase

April 15 through May 10, 2024:

Register for Silent Auction online bidding

May 10, 2024:

Award winners announced at events dinner

For more information, click "2024 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 2024 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 $300,000 in nursing scholarships. Refer to our scholarships page for more information.