2018 Award Winners

2018 Award Winners 2018-06-27T18:21:31+00:00

The Western Institute of Nursing proudly recognizes outstanding Western members and friends with the following awards and honors in 2018. Award recipients will be honored at the 2018 conference at the annual Awards Luncheon to be held on Thursday, April 12, from 12:15 to 1:30 PM at the Davenport Grand Hotel.

DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH LECTURESHIP AWARD

The Distinguished Research Lectureship recognizes a senior researcher whose research efforts have made significant and sustained contributions to nursing.
The 2018 award recipient is, Patricia Butterfield, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University, Spokane, WA.

CAROL A. LINDEMAN AWARD FOR A NEW RESEARCHER

The New Researcher Award was established in 1976 by Carol A. Lindeman to support nursing researchers early in their careers. In 1987, the award was renamed to recognize Dr. Lindeman for her contributions and support of colleagues.
The 2018 award recipient is, Daniel T. Linnen, MS, RN-BC, PhD Candidate, UCSF School of Nursing, San Francisco, CA; Predoctoral Research Fellow, Nurse Scholars Academy & Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA.

REGIONAL GERIATRIC NURSING RESEARCH AWARD

The Western Institute of Nursing makes annual awards to a senior nurse researcher and a new nurse researcher to recognize outstanding nurse researchers and to foster and showcase geriatric nursing research.
The recipient of the new researcher award in 2018 is, Roschelle Fritz, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA.

REGIONAL GERIATRIC NURSING EDUCATION AWARD

The Western Institute of Nursing makes an annual Regional Geriatric Nursing Education Award to recognize evidence of excellence and/or innovation in gerontological nursing education.

The 2018 award recipient is, Valerie Flattes, MS, APRN, ANP‐BC, Assistant Professor and Specialty Track Director, Adult/Gerontology Primary Care DNP Program, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

ANNA M. SHANNON MENTORSHIP AWARD

The Anna M. Shannon Mentorship Award was established in the name of the former Dean and Professor of the College of Nursing, Montana State University – Bozeman who unselfishly supported and promoted the professional growth of other nurses in the West.

The 2018 award recipient is, Judith A. Berg, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, Clinical Professor, College of Nursing, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

JO ELEANOR ELLIOTT LEADERSHIP AWARD

In 1988, Jeanne Kearns, formerly Executive Director of WIN, established the Jo Eleanor Elliott Leadership Award. This award honors Jo Eleanor Elliott for outstanding leadership while serving as the Director of Nursing Programs at WICHE and the Executive Secretary of WCHEN from 1957-1980.
The 2018 Award recipient is, Martha Lentz, PhD, RN, Research Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

ANN M. VODA AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE/FIRST NATION CONFERENCE AWARD

 The Ann M. Voda American Indian/Alaska Native/First Nation Conference Award was established in 2008 by Ann Voda to encourage American Indian/Alaskan Native/First Nation nursing students or nurse clinicians to participate with the WIN community of scholars.
The 2018 award recipient is, Melody M. Hoffman, AAS Student, School of Nursing, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK.

WIN EMERITI

The honorary designation of WIN Emeriti was established in 1984 by the Western Council on Higher Education for Nursing (WCHEN). The Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) has continued this honorary designation to recognize retired nurses or other individuals who have demonstrated distinguished service to WIN or its predecessor, WCHEN. The individuals on whom the honorary designation was bestowed in 2018 are:

Marie Lobo, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emeritus, College of Nursing, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

Paula A. McNeil, MS, RN, Executive Director, Western Institute of Nursing, Portland, OR.

WESTERN ACADEMY OF NURSES

The Western Academy of Nurses recognizes and honors nurses who have demonstrated excellence in nursing practice and who have advanced nursing in direct care, education, or research. Inducted into the Academy in 2018 are:

Kim Jones, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, Professor, School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR.

Pauline Komnenich, PhD, RN, Professor and Director of Nursing Education Programs, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ.

Kathryn A. Lee, PhD, RN, CBSM, Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA.

Joanne Noone, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, Campus Associate Dean – Ashland, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, Ashland, OR.

Elizabeth Reifsnider, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, PHCNS-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Nancy Melvin Professor, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ.

Asma Taha, PhD, RN, CPNP‐PC/AC, Associate Professor, Director, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR.

FRIENDS OF WIN AWARD

In 2010, the Western Institute of Nursing Board of Governors established the Friends of WIN Award. The award is given for stellar individuals or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the Western Institute of Nursing (WIN). The intent of this award is to recognize these individuals or organizations and to thank them for their contributions.

The 2018 award recipient is, Race Cowgill, Principal, Zenith Management Consulting, LLC, Albuquerque, NM.

AMERICAN NURSES FOUNDATION/WESTERN INSTITUTE OF NURSING SCHOLAR AWARD

The American Nurses Foundation (ANF) and the Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) jointly sponsor a research grant to a WIN member selected through the ANF selection process.

The 2017 award recipient was, Deborah Kenny, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor, Helen & Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO.

SIGMA THETA TAU INTERNATIONAL/WESTERN INSTITUTE OF NURSING RESEARCH GRANT

Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and the Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) jointly sponsor a research grant to encourage qualified nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing through research.

The 2018 grant recipient is, Teresa Serratt, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Boise State University, Boise, ID.

WESTERN INSTITUTE OF NURSING / COUNCIL FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF NURSING SCIENCE DOCTORAL DISSERTATION GRANT

The purpose of the WIN/CANS dissertation grant is to foster doctoral student dissertation research. Preference is given to biobehavioral studies in recognition of the additional expense of such studies. The first grant was awarded in 2018.

The recipient is, Dorothy E. Forde, PhD(c), RNC-NIC, CNS, Hahn School of Nursing & Health Science and Beyster Institute of Nursing Research, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA.