The following resources are for our beloved nurses, who serve on the frontlines of healthcare to provide care. We understand that providing care is a difficult job and nurses must take care of themselves in order to take care of their patients!
We also love to #honoranurse in all our social media and our monthly news!
Dr. Jean Watson
We Honor Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, Founder/Director Watson Caring Science Institute.
WCSI is an international non-profit organization created to advance the philosophies, theories and practices of Human Caring, originated by Jean Watson. Please see https://www.watsoncaringscience.org
Watson is the author of more than 100 publications in Caring Science and of more than 30 books on the Science of Human Caring™, including the classic: Nursing. The Philosophy and Science of Caring which identifies the 10 core “Caritas Processes®’, universals of human caring, necessary for studying and implementing a model of Caring Science in practice. This work restores the deep-spiritual dimensions of Love with caring-healing as the foundation for preparing a new level of practitioners in Caring Science/Caring HealthCare.
- Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN"
We Honor Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN, a Johns Hopkins-trained registered nurse, author, speaker, and consultant on burnout prevention for nurses in all specialties. Elizabeth is also a Reiki Master Teacher and Certified Coach.
Individuals typically enter their careers with a desire to provide compassionate, heart-based care. Challenged by regulations, financial pressures and technological advancements, today’s healthcare professional struggles to balance the art with the science of practice. Elizabeth inspires nursing teams to reconnect with the passionate and fulfilling joy that once called them to their roles.
We Honor Lenny Achan, Chief Innovation Officer, Manhattan's Hospital for Special Surgery. Lenny is a master of the left and right sides of the brain -
a life long artist rooted in graffiti and a nurse turned healthcare executive and entrepreneur.
If you would like to honor a nurse, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. We will honor them, not only on this site, our email/newsletter communications, AND on social media with the hashtag #honoranurse.
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Nominated by Lars Koch: Our Director of Nursing, Christy Wolf, RN, continuously goes above and beyond to make sure our clients and patients at BrightStar Care in Lafayette, CA (covering Alameda and Contra Costa counties CA) get the caregiving and nursing care that’s appropriate and necessary for their wellbeing. Thank you for all you do, Christy!
Dr. Watson was inducted as a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing, its highest honor. Watson also is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the National Fetzer Institute Norman Cousins Award, an International Kellogg Fellowship in Australia, a Fulbright Research and Lecture Award in Sweden, and six international honorary doctorate degrees.
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We #honoranurse: Victoria Carr, who works in Maryland. She loves to travel to Belize to see her family and take care of her horse stable. She loves horses.
Thank you, Victoria, for all the lives you touch!
We #honoranurse: Nursing was Alice Peterson's second career, which she started at 49. She's been at Piedmont Fayette for 12 years, caring for people passionately. She also cared for her husband who recently passed away from ALS. Now she is gearing up to relieve the ICU nurses as they try to cope with the pandemic.
Thank you, Alice, for being on the front lines!
We #honoranurse: Sam Pehling is a compassionate young nurse now caring for COVID-19 patients. You could not ask for better.
Sam is patient, caring, and attentive, going above and beyond in the service to his patients at Stony Brook University hospital in New York.
Thank you, Sam, for being on the front-lines!
We #honoranurse: Jean Paul Karangwa, President/Founder/RN. Here's his amazing journey from war-torn Africa to business owner success in Boston, Massachusetts.
In 1999, he moved to the US from Africa as a refugee. His passion to become a nurse came from a life-long journey through war-torn nations where he saw many unattended patients. He worked with the Red Cross in refugee camps doing our best to help those in need.
When he arrived in the US, he held various jobs. He started out in housekeeping, which eventually led him to nursing homes. Once he got there, he became a nursing assistant and eventually a licensed practical nurse (LPN). Then he became a registered nurse (RN). From there, he pursued starting his own home healthcare agency, Caring Bees Healthcare—now going nine years strong!
Michelle has been practicing nursing for over 10 years. Her dedication to coordinate and deliver the highest quality medical care to her patients is evident in everything she does. Her willingness to go beyond simply providing a medical solution is seen in the caring relationships she develops with her patients.
During the COVID pandemic, Michelle took a position as Resource Coordinator on the COVID unit at Yuma Regional Medical Center, located in Arizona near the Mexican border. During that time, she created new policies, implemented new procedures, and shared her knowledge with her nursing staff.
Currently Michelle’s nursing journey has her returning to the desert southwest where she will continue to work with the community at the Yuma Regional Medical Center.
We #honoranurse: Melissa Sherman, BSN, RN, CSN-NJ, an End of Life Doula and consultant, and Certified Life Coach.
Melissa wanted to be a nurse from as far back as she can remember and always dreamed of helping others by easing their pain or grief. Throughout her nursing career, she says she has had the opportunity, privilege, and honor of providing nursing care to others when they were often most vulnerable. For her, the level of mutual trust and respect between a nurse and patient at the end of life creates a most special and beautiful human connection.
After twenty years as an RN, Melissa recently combined her nursing experience with Certified Life Coach and End-of-Life Doula training to create a new way for her to provide care.
At this stage of her nursing career, she says she is most passionate about mentoring. Her goal is to contribute by volunteering as an ANA and Sigma Theta Tau Mentor: "I feel helping Mentees learn, grow, transition, and ultimately succeed is quite possibly the most incredible, worthwhile investment that can be made for the future of our beloved nursing profession."
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