Alumni receive Nursing Excellence Awards

UAB Medicine, Children’s of Alabama include UABSON Alumni among those recognized during Nurses Week 2020

Photo: UAB Med CenterBy Frank Couch

UAB Medicine and Children’s of Alabama recognized a combined 19 University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing alumni during Nurses Week 2020. The World Health Organization also has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife and honored Florence Nightingale on the 200th anniversary of her birth during Nurses Week on May 12.

The UAB and Children’s nurses were recognized with awards based in categories including nursing knowledge, technical skills, clinical leadership and mentorship, all hallmarks of the foundation Nightingale laid for modern-day nursing.

The UAB Medicine 2020 Clinical Excellence in Nursing Award is the highest honor available for nursing staff within UAB Health System. This year’s recipients included several School of Nursing Alumni, and UAB Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Terri Poe, who is two-time graduate of the School, earning her BSN in 1986 and her DNP in 2013, said she commends recipients of this prestigious award for their dedication to improving patient care.

Alumni receiving 2020 Clinical Excellence in Nursing Award Winners include:
Kelley Williams, MSN 2015 - Excellence in Leadership
Sasha Willingham Harris, MSN 2017- Excellence in Leadership
Alexandra Fowler, BSN 2015, MSN 2020- Excellence in Nursing
Mallory Leeman, BSN 2017 - Excellence in Nursing
Ashley Milam, BSN 2016 - Excellence in Nursing
Lisa Roper, BSN 1990 - Excellence in Nursing
Sandra Powell, BSN 2000 - Nursing Practice Specialist Excellence
Jessica Cisco, BSN 2009 - Caring Partner Excellence
Jana Amberson, BSN 2015 - Assistant Nurse Manager/Team Lead Excellence
Rachel Glass, BSN 2017 - Assistant Nurse Manager/Team Lead Excellence
Lakeshia Moten BSN 1998 - Assistant Nurse Manager/Team Lead Excellence
Dillon Serafini, BSN 2012 - Assistant Nurse Manager/Team Lead Excellence
Stephanie Smith, BSN 2015, MSN 2019 - Assistant Nurse Manager/Team Lead Excellence
Max Weeks, BSN 2019, starting MSN NHSA track in 2020 - Assistant Nurse Manager/Team Lead Excellence

Children’s of Alabama also presented its Nursing Excellence Award recognizing the distinguished commitment and leadership of nurses. This year’s recipients who are UABSON alumni include:

Altonece Robbins, BSN 2012 - Pediatric Practices Excellence Award
Julie Stone, BSN 1992 - Specialty Care Services Excellence Award
Dannelle Paz, BSN 1997, MNA 2001 - Educational Excellence Award
Allison Monaco, BSN 2016 - Excellence in Mentorship
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