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School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-4253
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) 370-4253
nrsinfo@oakland.edu
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

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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.

2019 Nightingale Awards
May 9, 2019
The San Marino Club
1685 East Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48083

5-6 p.m.  Cash Bar and Hors d'oeuvres
5-7:30 p.m.  Raffle
6:30-8:30 p.m.  Welcome, Dinner and Awards Ceremony

To past winners and runners up, we invite you to support our growing community of honorees by wearing your Nightingale pin during the event.

Questions? Contact us at nightingale@oakland.edu.

Purchase Tickets Make a Gift Become a Sponsor
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. For questions, please contact Tanya Griffith by email at tgriffith@oakland.edu or by phone at (248) 364-6120.

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. For questions, please contact us at nightingale@oakland.edu.

Contact

Barb Shea Pote
Event Coordinator, School of Nursing
Oakland University 2007 Alumna
433 Meadow Brook Road, 3058 HHB
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
bpote@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8723

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.

To nominate a nurse, request either a Standard Nomination Form or a People's Choice Nomination Form by emailing nightingale@oakland.edu.

2018 Winners and Runners Up
Award Winners

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

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Distinguished Alumni
Kristen R. McGrath
Beaumont Health - Royal Oak

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Emerging Nurse Leader
Michele Rausch
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland

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

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Executive Administration
Marilyn S. Begle
Beaumont Home Health Services

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Nursing in the Community
Diane Zalecki Bertalan
HAVEN of Oakland County

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

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Staff Nurse
Sabrina M. Zott
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland

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Staff Nurse
Deborah White
McLaren Oakland

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

Runners Up

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

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Distinguished Alumni
Katie Hoxie
Beaumont Health – Royal Oak

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

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Excellence In Education
Antionette A. Trevino
Beaumont Health

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Executive Administration
Kathy M. Brubaker
St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea

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Nursing in the Community
Mary Ann Ryan
HOPE Recuperative Care Center

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

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Staff Nurse
Maria Borri
Beaumont Health – Royal Oak

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

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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. 

To request sponsorship information or for any questions, please contact Barb Shea Pote by email at bpote@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
PresentingAscension Michigan
SilverBeaumont Health
BronzeMcLaren Oakland/McLaren Macomb
BronzeOgletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PLLC
BronzeBusche Performance Group
BronzePriority Health
BronzeBarnes & Thornburg LLP
BronzeFoley & Lardner LLP
BronzeHenry Ford Health System
BronzeJ & B Medical Supply
BronzeMerrill Lynch
People's Choice AwardOakland University Credit Union
Advanced Practice and Research AwardMichigan Council of Nurse Practitioners
Excellence in EducationHenry Ford Health System
Nursing in CommunityHeart Cardiology Consultants, PC
Post-Acute Care & SpecialtyAmeriCare Medical, Inc.
Staff Nurse 2McLaren Oakland
ScholarshipWarner Norcorss + Judd
ScholarshipOakland University Credit Union