Our President and CEO, Dave Theobald MS, RN and Education Implementation Assistant, Emily Allen, had a great time attending the Nightingale Gala last Saturday. The event, held at the Desmond in Albany, NY, is hosted annually by the Center for Nursing to honor the profession.
On August 10th Dr. Ford was awarded the Nightingale Award that night due to her incredible impact on Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) and the nursing profession as a whole. The Center for Nursing gives this award to someone who exemplifies those of Florence Nightingale along with making tremendous contributions within the nursing profession. Dr. Ford serves as a beacon of light for the future of APN nursing and continues to make a difference in the nursing world today.
Along with pioneering of one of the first nurse practitioner models in the United States, Dr. Loretta Ford EdD, RN, PNP, FAAN, FAANP, is the founding Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Rochester. Dr. Ford has won many awards and has more than 100 publications and works for her contributions to the nursing profession. Dr. Ford was also named a “Living Legend” by the American Academy of Nursing and was entered into the National Women’s Hall of fame in 2011.
Stat Staff Professionals and Davin Workforce Solutions proudly sponsor this event each year, and we are looking forward to 2020!