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Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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30th Annual Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence

2019 Nightingale Awards
May 9, 2019
The San Marino Club
Troy, Michigan


Questions? Contact us at       nightingale@oakland.edu

Nightingale Awards

This is more than just a night of professional awards.

With a strong history in tradition, the Oakland University Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence® has applauded the constant advancement of nursing through the work of outstanding professionals.  We come together to honor those who pursue excellence without compromise.  For three decades, this has been a night to acknowledge and strengthen the entire southeastern Michigan nursing community. 

On May 9, 2019, we will gather at the San Marino Club in Troy, Michigan, for a celebration that includes a raffle, seated dinner and award presentation where 10 winners and 10 runners-up will be recognized in a variety of categories.

Proceeds from the event help Oakland University’s School of Nursing to provides scholarships for students and research opportunities for faculty, and to acquire cutting-edge technology and resources that will continue to ensure local access to advanced nursing education. 

Please join us in celebrating and supporting the nursing community.

Get Involved

Opportunities to support the continued advancement of the nursing community include Sponsorship, Advertisement in the program booklet, plus Table and Ticket purchases.  No matter what level of involvement you choose, your contribution will help us to carry on our strong tradition of providing opportunities for and empowering the next generation of nurses of southeast Michigan.

Sponsorship
Several sponsorship opportunities are available including, but not limited to, Premier Sponsors, Award Sponsors and Specialty Sponsors.  Please review details about sponsorship here.  For question, please contact Kristen Cometto by email at kcometto@oakland.edu or by phone at (248) 364-8723.

Tables and Tickets

Planning to attend? Purchase a table or individual tickets at nightingale@oakland.edu. All tables seat 10 guest comfortably and are priced according to seating placement in proximity to the award presentation stage.   

Program Advertising

Ad space is available for purchase in the Nightingale Awards program booklet.  Please review details about program advertising here.  For questions, please contact us at nightingale@oakland.edu.

Nominate a Nurse

The success of the Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence® hinges on the nomination process.

Each year, Oakland University School of Nursing requests your help to identify the most qualified candidates for consideration in a variety of ten different categories. 

This year’s nomination cycle opens on November 1, 2018 and runs through February 1, 2019.

Click one of the nomination forms below to begin the nomination process.

2018 Winners
and Runners Up
Award Winners

Professional headshot for Mary Jo Smith

Advanced Nurse Practice Research
Mary Jo Smith
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor

Professional headshot for Kristen McGrath

Distinguished Alumni
Kristen R. McGrath
Beaumont Health - Royal Oak

Professional headshot for Michele Rausch

Emerging Nurse Leader
Michele Rausch
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland

Professional headshot for Kino Anuddin

Excellence In Education
Kino Xandro Anuddin
Ascension Michigan – St. John Providence

Professional headshot for Marilyn Begle

Executive Administration
Marilyn S. Begle
Beaumont Home Health Services

Professional headshot for Diane Bertalan

Nursing in the Community
Diane Zalecki Bertalan
HAVEN of Oakland County

Professional headshot for Pamela Laszewski

Post-Acute Care and Specialty Nursing
Pamela Laszewski
Karmanos Cancer Center

Professional headshot for Sabrina Zott

Staff Nurse
Sabrina M. Zott
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland

Professional headshot for Deborah White

Staff Nurse
Deborah White
McLaren Oakland

Professional headshot for Leesa Jones

People's Choice
Leesa Jones
Ascension Michigan – St. John Providence


Runners Up

Professional headshot for Makenzie Thimm

Advanced Nurse Practice Research
Makenzie Thimm
Ascension Michigan – St. John Providence

Professional headshot for Katie Hoxie

Distinguished Alumni
Katie Hoxie
Beaumont Health – Royal Oak

Professional headshot for Faith Straton

Emerging Nurse Leader
Faith Avon Straton
Ascension Michigan – St. John Providence

Professional headshot for Antionette Trevino

Excellence In Education
Antionette A. Trevino
Beaumont Health

Professional headshot for Kathy Brubaker

Executive Administration
Kathy M. Brubaker
St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea

Professional headshot for Mary Ann Ryan

Nursing in the Community
Mary Ann Ryan
HOPE Recuperative Care Center

Professional headshot for Marla Clausen

Post-Acute Care and Specialty Nursing
Marla Clausen
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

Professional headshot for Maria Borri

Staff Nurse
Maria Borri
Beaumont Health – Royal Oak

Professional headshot for Lisa Hill

Staff Nurse
Lisa M. Hill
Ascension Michigan – St. John Providence

Professional headshot for Krystal McNamee

People's Choice
Krystal L. McNamee
Henry Ford Health System – Detroit

Sponsors

Several sponsorship opportunities are available including, but not limited to, Premier Sponsors, Award Sponsors and Specialty Sponsors. 

Please review details about sponsorship here.  For question, please contact Kristen Cometto by email at kcometto@oakland.edu or by phone at (248) 364-8723.

No matter what level of involvement you choose, we thank you in advance for your support.

Thank you to our current 2019 sponsors, listed below:

Sponsor LevelOrganization
PresentingBeaumont Health
People's Choice AwardOakland University Credit Union
Advanced Practice and Research AwardMichigan Council of Nurse Practitioners
ScholarshipOakland University Credit Union
Volunteer TableOakland University Credit Union
PlaquesMaggie and Bob Allesee
PinsOakland University Credit Union