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School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 364-8733
nrsinfo@oakland.edu
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 364-8733
nrsinfo@oakland.edu
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

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2021 Nightingale 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. For three decades, this has been a night to acknowledge and strengthen the Michigan nursing community. This year more than ever it is so important that we “come together” to honor exceptional nurses.


2021 Virtual Nightingale Awards
Tuesday, May 11, 2021


Questions? Contact us at nightingale@oakland.edu.

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Opportunities to support the continued advancement of the nursing community include Sponsorship, Advertisement in the program booklet, plus the Nightingale Legacy Scholarship.

Sponsorship
Several sponsorship opportunities are available including, but not limited to, Premier Sponsors, Award Sponsors and Specialty Sponsors. For questions, please contact Tanya Griffith by email at tgriffith@oakland.edu or by phone at (248) 364-6120.


Program Advertising
Ad space is available for purchase in the Nightingale Awards program booklet. For questions, please contact us at nightingale@oakland.edu.

Contact

Jackie McIntosh
Director of Philanthropy, School of Nursing
433 Meadow Brook Road, 3058 HHB
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
jmcintosh@oakland.edu (248) 364-8725

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, 2020 and runs through January 31, 2021.

For questions regarding a nomination please email nightingale@oakland.edu.
2020 Winners and Runners Up
Award Winners

Advanced Practice Nursing 
Madonna Ladouceur
Huron Valley Sinai Hospital

Distinguished Alumni
Christina Boyland
Beaumont - Royal Oak

Emerging Leader
Derek Cousino
Beaumont - Dearborn

Excellence In Education
Delicia Shimkoski
Hutzel Women's Hospital

Executive Administration
Anne Stewart
Beaumont - Royal Oak

Nursing in the Community
LaTosha Whaley-Lawrence
Beaumont - Royal Oak

Post-Acute Care & Specialty Nursing
Paula Levesque
Beaumont Health

Pioneer in Research
Toni Glover
Oakland University School of Nursing

Staff Nurse Practice
Kate Wagner
Detroit Medical Center - Harper Hospital

Staff Nurse Practice
Christine Diatto
Beaumont - Royal Oak

People's Choice
Vanessa Sesi
Ascension Macomb Oakland-Warren Campus

Runners Up

Advanced Practice Nursing 
Patricia Klassa
Henry Ford West Bloomfield

Distinguished Alumni
Kelley Wilson
Karmanos Cancer Institute

 

Emerging Leader
Laura Ashburn
Ascension Providence Novi

 

Excellence in Education
Suzanne Purvis
Beaumont - Royal Oak

Executive Administration
Julie Nemens
Detroit Medical Center

Nursing in the Community
Susan Martinez
Oakland County Health Division

Post-Acute Care & Specialty Nursing
Kimberly Jarvis
McLaren Macomb

Pioneer in Research
Lindsay Pemble
Beaumont - Wayne

Staff Nurse Practice
Alexis Zynda
Beaumont - Royal Oak

Staff Nurse Practice
Marisa Chen
Ascension Providence Novi

People's Choice
Christiane Champagne
Residential Home Health

Sponsors

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

To request sponsorship information or for any questions, please contact Jackie McIntosh by email at jmcintosh@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 2020 sponsors, listed below:

Sponsor LevelOrganization
PresentingAscension Michigan
PlatinumJ & B Medical Supply
GoldBeaumont Health
GoldHenry Ford Health System
SilverDetroit Medical Center
SilverSt. Joseph Mercy Health System
BronzeDickinson Wright
BronzeMcLaren Oakland and McLaren Macomb
BronzeOgletree Deakins PLLC
BronzePriority Health
BronzeWilliams Williams Rattner & Plunkett PC
People's Choice AwardOakland University Credit Union
Advanced Practice Nursing AwardMichigan Council of Nurse Practitioners
Emerging Nurse Leader AwardGallagher Insurance
Excellence in Education AwardMassMutual Michigan Metro
Executive Administration AwardTCF Bank
Nursing in Community AwardAdvantage Health Centers
Pioneer in Nursing Research AwardCarrico Maldegen Insurance
Post-Acute Care & Specialty Nursing AwardAmericare Medical
Staff NurseHenry Ford Health System
ScholarshipMichigan Head & Spine Institute
ScholarshipWarner Norcross + Judd
Nightingale Legacy Scholarship

The perfect gift on her 200th birthday

Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Nightingale rebelled against society’s belief of the role of a nurse at that time and as one of the first statisticians and health care administrators, influenced much of the way healthcare is still delivered today.

On this 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale, we ask you to celebrate her exceptional contribution to modern nursing by making a gift of $200 to commemorate what would have been her 200th year.

Funds raised in honor of this exceptional milestone, will create a new scholarship that will be awarded to a student each year pursuing a degree in nursing that embodies the pioneering spirit, the intellectual foresight and passion to serve that shaped Nightingale’s legacy.

Those that have contributed to the $200 for 200 campaign will have the opportunity to be publicly recognized as a founding member of this scholarship at the Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence on May 12, 2020.

To make a gift today and impact the future of nursing, please make a donation online.

Or send a check to:

OU School of Nursing
Attn: Nightingale 200 Celebration
433 Meadow Brook Road, 3058 HHB
Rochester, MI 48309-4452

For questions, please contact Jackie McIntosh by email at jmcintosh@oakland.edu or by phone at (248) 364-8725.