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, GBMC Health Partners, Gilchrist or home-based/in-the-field) are invited to apply or nominate a colleague for any of the 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
- Advances GBMC organizational mission through their clinical work
- No active corrective actions
- All nurses are eligible to apply
* After careful consideration, group nominations (nominations of more than one person) will be only be accepted for the Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Award.
Nightingale Award will be presented to a nursing staff member who inspires colleagues by demonstrating high standards, a dedicated willingness to “go above and beyond” to ensure positive outcomes, and a team mindset that makes them an indispensable member of the GBMC team. Any nursing staff member is eligible for the Nightingale Award. This is the only award that will be voted on LIVE at the Art of Nursing event.
Diversity in Nursing
This award has been established to recognize a nurse or a group of nursing staff who enhance integration, inclusion, and advocacy at GBMC HealthCare. Examples can be based on creating a positive environment for coworkers and/or patients and families, exemplifying mutual respect for qualities and experiences that are different from our own, and/or building alliances across differences to eradicate discrimination.
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 distinguished interpersonal skills and a courteous nature. Candidates for this award include outstanding Nursing Support Technicians, Certified Nursing Assistants, Nursing Students, Geriatric Nursing Assistants, Certified Medical Assistants, and Multi-function Technicians in an inpatient or outpatient care setting. There will be two winners selected in this category: one inpatient and one outpatient.
Nurse Clinician of the Year
The nurse clinician of the year award will be presented to the recipient who 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.
Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Award
GBMC HealthCare recognizes excellence in designing, implementing, evaluating and conducting nursing research in the practice setting by awarding the Evidence-Based Practice Nursing 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. Examples: EBP project from Nurse Residency Program, unit-based EBP project, etc.
Mrs. H. Norman Baetjer, Jr. Nursing Graduate of the Year
Mrs. Jeanne Baetjer was a founder of Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She served as the first President on the Board of Trustees at GBMC. Mrs. Baetjer was a civic philanthropist, active on the board of The Hospital for the Women of Maryland in Baltimore City, President of the Hospital for the Women of Maryland, and an incredibly strong leader. She was a key component of merging the Women's hospital with the Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital, resulting in the creation of Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
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 practice.
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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