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2004 Awards and Recognition

Department Awards:

Nicklaus Children's Nursing Department was featured in an article, "The Magnet Pull", in the April, 2004 issue of Nursing Management. p. 63-66.

Individual Nurse Awards:

2004 Nicklaus Children's Hospital Nurse Excellence of the Year Award
Blanca Callejas - 3 East

2004 Nursing Leadership Award Winner
Suzy Prieto - 3 East

2004 Licensed Support Services Award Winner
Karen Niblack, LPN - Emergency Department
2004 Unit Nurse Excellence Award Winners
Kelly Bronkan - Ambulatory Surgery
Grisel Cepeda - Utilization Quality Management
Frances Crawford - 3NE
Nicole Dixon - 2 East
Raiza Figueredo - 3 South
Geraldine Florian - 3 North
Yulie Giralt - Operating Room
Susan Golzbein - PACU
Maytee Gonzalez - 2NE
Julissa Jimenez - Cardiac Care Unit
Jennifer McCartney - PICU
Beverly Newlin - Psychiatry
Barbie Rivera - Emergency Department
Nikole Sanchez - Float Pool
Margot Sarratea - GI Lab
Sonia Tezini - After Hours
Sarah Tyner - NICU

Patricia R. Messmer, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN, nurse researcher, received the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Certified Nurse Award at the American Nurses Association (ANA) Convention in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday, June 26, 2004.

Lisa Juskowitz, RN, CPN, Ambulatory Surgery received "Honorable Mention" Nursing Spectrum of the Year award (one of 5 selected from 48 nurses throughout state of Florida).

Jeannette Diana, ARNP, MSN, pediatric surgery nurse practitioner, received the "Founder's Award" from the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses' Association (APSNA) 13th Annual Scientific Conference Presentation May 25, 2004, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The award is presented to a nurse who has made a significant contribution to the care of pediatric surgical patients and provided leadership within the hospital and the community at large.

Three FNA District V awards were awarded to Nicklaus Children's Hospital nurses at the Florida League for Nursing & FNA District V luncheon on April 17, 2004:
Jacqueline Gonzalez, ARNP, MSN, CNAA, BC - Nurse Administrator
Maria Fernandez, ARNP, MSN, CMTE - Advanced Practice
Natasha Melbourne, ARNP, MSN - Student Liaison

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