The Nebraska Organization of Nurse Leaders (NONL) is pleased to announce two recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Nurse Leader Mentor Award.
Carol Wahl, Vice President of Patient Care Services at CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney, and Jody Kempnich, Advanced Nurse Administrator at CHI Health in Omaha, will receive the award during the Nebraska Action Coalition’s “40 Under 40″ celebration on Sept. 18 in Lincoln.
The recipients were nominated by staff and professional colleagues and are being recognized for their excellence in mentoring nurses and others, including through communication and relationship-building, knowledge of the health care environment, leadership, professionalism, and business skills.
Dee Ernesti, president of the NONL, said the award positively impacts patient care through nursing leadership from the bedside to the board room: “NONL acknowledges that the leadership skills necessary to transform health care do not develop in a vacuum. Not all nurses begin their career with thoughts of becoming a leader. Recognition and nurturing of emerging talent such as the “40 Under 40″ award recipients by experienced, supportive, and committed mentors and role models like Carol and Jody is the key.”
Following are the 2014 “40 Under 40″ Nurse Leaders (in first name alphabetical order)
Tiffany Ann Olson
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The need to diversify the nursing workforce in Nebraska is essential. The overall goal of this toolkit is to ensure a response in Nebraska that addresses the health care needs of an increasingly diverse population. This toolkit is a product of NAC’s State Implementation Grant (SIP) funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Actions initiated through the SIP grant respond to the call by the Institute of Medicine’s 2010 landmark report “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health”. This resource, while broad, does not contain all possible sources of information and is meant to stimulate thinking about entrance into the nursing profession. See resources under our new “Explore Nursing” menu item. Read the full article here
Please nominate a nurse that represents the definition of a distinguished nurse leader mentor. Deadline is August 1 at 12 noon. Nominate here!
Support the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards for 2014. Celebrate their 10th annual event & nominate a nurse from any discipline before August 15th. Chairs for this year’s event are our own Rosanna Morris, member of the NAC Executive Committee, COO/CNO of the Nebraska Medical Center & Deb Arnow VP/CNO at Childrens Hospital and Medical Center.
From Senator Crawford’s Website update April 28, 2014
“On Tuesday, Governor Heineman vetoed LB 916 despite the fact that the bill received overwhelming support by the Legislature. I am extremely disappointed that Governor Heineman chose to veto a bill that garnered such strong support by members of the Legislature and the many Nebraskans who contacted my office on this issue. In the days since the veto, I continue to receive emails telling stories of nurse practitioners across Nebraska–particularly in rural areas–who cannot find a physician in their area willing to sign their integrated practice agreement or cannot afford the cost, sometimes in the tens of thousands of dollars, to secure such an agreement. These nurse practitioners want to work as nurse practitioners and serve their rural communities. However, the Governor’s veto leaves them without a viable option to practice short of moving to another area….read the full article here