Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement

Michelle Mellinger
Northern Nevada Medical Center

2020 Skilled Nursing/Rehabilitation Award Recipient

Dustin Bass
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

2020 Administrative Leadership Award Recipient

Joel Fairfield
Banner Churchill Community Hospital

2020 Emergency Nursing Award Recipient

Danielle Dare
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

2020 Innovation/Nursing Informatics Award Recipient

Kathleen Neilan
Renown Regional Medical Center

2020 Office/Outpatient Award Recipient

Megan Pratt
Orvis School of Nursing

2020 Advanced Practice Award Recipient

Cheryl Jameson
Renown South Meadows Medical Center

2020 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Stephanie Vu
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

2020 Medical/Surgical Award Recipient

Sherry Stofko
Saint Mary's

2020 Education Award Recipient

Lindsay Ochs
Saint Mary's

2020 Maternal/Child Award Recipient

Olivia Cartwright
Renown Regional Medical Center

2020 Critical Care Award Recipient

Tamara Slater
Renown Regional Medical Center

2020 Rookie of the Year Award Recipient

Melissa Washabaugh
Pershing General Hospital and Nursing Home

2020 Community/Behavioral Health Award Recipient

Paola Espinoza
Renown Regional Medical Center

2020 Oncology/Infusion Services Award Recipient

Jenny Garcia
Renown Regional Medical Center

2020 Clinical Leadership 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 2020 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.