Marquette University will recognize 13 area nurses as recipients of its College of Nursing’s first-ever Cameos of Caring awards. In a celebration of nursing excellence the honorees are:
Carole Farrell - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Marilee Fuss - Community Memorial Hospital
Elaina Janikian - Wheaton Franciscan - All Saints
Kaylen Moore - Froedtert Hospital
Katie Muhle - Columbia St. Mary's
Tanya Pakulski - Wheaton Franciscan - The Wisconsin Heart Hospital
Amanda Potter - Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph
Karlyn Saffran - Extendicare Healthcare Services, Inc.
Deb Schramm - ProHealth Care - Oconomowoc Memorial
Arvilla Shoults - Wheaton Franciscan - Elmbrook
Ruth Ann Stark - ProHealth Care - Waukesha Memorial
Sue Williams - Wheaton Franciscan - St. Francis
Pamela Yust - Aurora Healthcare
Area hospitals, hospital systems and long-term care facilities were invited to partner with the university to recognize outstanding nurses and their contributions to health care. Nurses were nominated by their facilities. Selections were for nurses who work directly with patients at the bedside in acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities or ambulatory settings.
"Area health care organizations rely on Marquette to train their future nurses to provide the highest quality of care," said Dr. Margaret Callahan, dean of the College of Nursing. "These 13 individuals signify the important role nurses play in today’s healthcare delivery and the caring nature of our profession. It is Marquette’s privilege to honor these outstanding nurses as models of their profession.”
The awards will be presented during a black tie event Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m., at the Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. Cost is $125 per person. RSVP by Friday, Oct. 24, to Marquette University Special Events, at 414-288-7431.
Proceeds from the gala benefit the Cameos of Caring Scholarship Fund, which offers scholarships to support educational advancement of registered nurses and the college's Simulation and Technology Learning Resource Center, which supports skill development for nurses.
Marquette’s College of Nursing offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees, including the state’s first doctor of nursing practice program. The college has produced more than 6,500 alumni since beginning its bachelor’s degree program in 1936 and master’s degree in 1938. The PhD program was established in 2003.
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