The Art of Nursing
Nursing is often referred to as the art of science, knowledge and caring. At GBMC HealthCare we celebrate the Art of Nursing and each of its components through our Nursing Recognition Program. The program is structured in a way that recognizes nursing staff who exemplify and embody the fundamental elements of the art of nursing within their field.
Nursing staff throughout the GBMC HealthCare system (main hospital, Greater Baltimore Medical Associates (GBMA), Gilchrist Services or home-based/in the field) are invited to apply or nominate a colleague for any of the seven awards noted by clicking the associated links. Non-nursing staff members throughout the organization are encouraged to submit nominations to recognize a nursing colleague as well.
- Personal reputation as an outstanding member of the GBMC HealthCare clinical team
- Has been instrumental in the enhancement of GBMC's reputation
- Is credited as a "best in the field” within their discipline area
- Advanced GBMC organizational mission through their clinical work
- No active corrective actions
- All nurses are eligible to apply
This award has been established to recognize an individual or a group of nursing staff who enhance integration and inclusion at GBMC HealthCare. Examples can be based on creating a positive environment for coworkers and/or patients and families.
Clinical Assistant Support Award
Nominees for the Clinical Assistant Support Award should demonstrate dedication to a team approach to care delivery. In addition they should embody exceptional work ethic and exhibit exceptional interpersonal skills and a courteous nature. Candidates for the award include outstanding nursing support technicians, certified nursing assistants, geriatric nursing assistants, certified medical assistants, and multi-function technicians.
Nurse Clinician of the Year
The nurse clinician of the year award will be presented to the recipient that exhibits innovation, strong communication skills, expertise and personal attributes that contribute to the delivery of quality patient care. They must also demonstrate that they are a leader in the field of nursing while sharing in GBMC HealthCare's organizational vision, mission and values.
Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Award
GBMC HealthCare recognizes excellence in implementing nursing research in the practice setting by awarding the Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Award. This award is given to an individual or group using research-based evidence to make a practice change that results in demonstrated improvement in outcomes for the patient and family, staff, community or organization.
Mrs. H. Norman Baetjer, Jr. Nursing Graduate of the Year
The Baetjer Nursing Graduate of the Year Award shall be awarded to a recently graduated individual that is within his or her first two years of Registered Nurse licensure.
Patient- and Family-Centered Care Award
This award was established to recognize those nurses whose practice exemplifies effective communication and collaboration with the healthcare team, and who regard the patient/family as the most important team members. This nurse understands that each patient and their family have highly individualized needs and abilities and applies that knowledge when providing patient education and care coordination.
Nurse Leader Award
The Nurse Leader Award shall be awarded to a nurse who has shown exceptional leadership. Nominees for this award can be either formal or informal leaders.
Art of Nursing - TV Special
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