"Nothing is worth more to patients than knowing that dedicated nurses are watching out for them and making a significant impact in their care," Riley said. "We believe the very best of the best are worth honoring and giving them the recognition they deserve. It will be a moment of significant pride for the honoree, their family and hospital."
The honorees were chosen by an independent panel of three health care leaders who each represent nursing education programs. Nominations were received from patients, family members, colleagues, supervisors and related organizations.