The UW Oshkosh College of Nursing (CON) recognized 14 Nightingale nominees for excellence in clinical nursing practice at the 2015 Nightingale Awards Dinner in April. This outstanding group of nominees from around Wisconsin exemplifies nursing and honors the spirit of Florence Nightingale.
Nominations were submitted by coworkers, peers, patients, friends and volunteer organizations and highlighted the many ways nurses touch the lives of patients and families. Nominees were commended for their compassion, caring and willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty.
“The College of Nursing and its Board of Visitors are proud to honor these outstanding nurses with Nightingale awards for their clinical excellence and dedication to the nursing profession,” Dean Leslie Neal-Boylan said.
2015 Nightingale Award Winners
Five nurses were selected as recipients of the prestigious Nightingale Award:
Beckie Crisman, MSN, RN, diabetic educator with ThedaCare.
Vicki Goeden Hoch, BSN, RN, emergency room nurse and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner at St. Agnes Hospital.
Sylvia Eichner McDonald, MSN, RN, volunteer nurse with the Living Healthy Community Clinic and St. Francis Clinic.
Alison Schneller, MSN, RN, lead/staff nurse in the critical care unit at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
Nathan Wallenfang, BSN, RN, adjunct nursing faculty member at Bellin College.
CON alumni nominated for the Nightingale Awards included:
Betty Gunther BSN ’82
Elizabeth (Beth) Pugh BSN ’85
Alison Schneller BSN ’12, MSN ’14
For more information about the Nightingale Award, visit : uwosh.edu/con/college-of-nursing-home/nightingale/