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Announcing award winners and new projects!
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The FONWV Gala Team announces the inaugural 40 over 40 Nightingale Award Winners. The awards will be presented at the annual recognition Gala on September 29 in Charleston. This recognition is bestowed on 40 nurses dedicating over 40 years to exemplary nursing practice, education, leadership and mentoring. See photos and details on each awardee here .
FONWV has launched a Nurse Entrepreneur Project with generous funding from the Campaign for Action Innovation Award and The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation for economic development. The Team is developing a course to inspire and build skills for nurses to launch health related businesses. Learn more about the project and partners here
The Summit Pipeline Action Team commissioned a graphic image from John Auge that would speak to middle school students and encourage more nursing careers. The Nurse Heroes logo depicts nurses as powerful professionals and picks up on the popular super hero genre of movies and books to which these teens are attracted. The image will be used on flyers, exhibit presentation materials, website and other informational tools. Learn more about the team here.
The newly formed Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Team is led by Sandra Burrell, ADN, RN, a public health nurse with the WV Bureau of Public Health. Sandy is an active member of the Education Team and has been promoting the Nursing Education Toolkit to organizations with minority student outreach. The team is focusing on attracting more minority students into the profession, preparing them to apply to nursing school and mentoring them to succeed. Learn more about the team here.
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