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Department of Nursing

Through our doors, exceptional nurses

provide exceptional care

Nursing Awards

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Annual Nursing Employee Awards

Each year during National Nurses Week, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital celebrates its nurses with awards recognizing excellence in critical thinking, commitment to patient teaching, continuing education and outstanding delivery of patient- and family-centered care with compassion and dignity.

**The 2021 nomination period is now closed**

Click on one of the awards below for more information:

DEVANE / EXTRA (S)MILES AWARD

The Devane / Extra (S)miles Award was established in 1998 to be given to any member of the Brigham and Woman’s Faulkner Hospital Department of Nursing (RN, PCA, UST, MHW, Secretary)  in recognition of their commitment to delivering patient care with compassion, kindness and humor.

EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE AWARD

Given in recognition of a multidisciplinary unit-based team or committee with a project that contributes to evidence-based practice. 

HAZELTON / NURSING PRACTICE ADVANCEMENT AWARD

Elaine Hazelton’s family established this award in 2009 to be given to a nurse who demonstrates a dedication to Brigham and Woman’s Faulkner Hospital within the practice and advance of nursing. This recipient should be continuing his or her nursing education.

MCALARNEY / EXCELLENCE IN PATIENT AND FAMILY EDUCATION AWARD

The McAlarney / Excellence in Patient and Family Education Award was established in 2003 to be given to a member of the Brigham and Woman’s Faulkner Hospital Department of Nursing in recognition of excellence in patient and family education. 

MRACHEK / CLINICAL EXCELLENCE AWARD

The Mrachek / Clinical Excellence Award was established in 1995 and is given to three members of the Brigham and Woman’s Faulkner Hospital Department of Nursing in recognition of their clinical skills and to support their continuing education in the nursing profession. 

NEWLY LICENSED NURSE OF THE YEAR AWARD

A rising star hired in 2020 who demonstrates personal and professional growth.

NURSING SUPPORT STAFF AWARD

Established in 2020 to be given to a member of the Department of Nursing’s support staff, including PCAs, USTs, MHWs and Secretaries, in recognition of their commitment to the units and staff and their integral role in the delivery of care for our patients.

image of 2018 Nursing Award winners

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