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Published on May 28, 2014

St. Cloud Hospital Nursing Research and Scholarly Activity Awards

The St. Cloud Hospital Nursing Research Committee announces the recipients of the ninth annual Nursing Research and Scholarly Activity Awards. These awards are given to recognize nursing accomplishment in research and evidence-based practice. Recipients are selected from nominees that are current nursing employees or affiliated students and faculty members meeting the specific award criteria. The awards were given at the St. Cloud Hospital Nurses’ Week breakfast on May 8, 2014. The work of the following nurses is commended.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award in Evidence-Based Practice or Nursing Research Mary Weis, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, CNOR, CRNFA – Coborn Cancer Center
  • Outstanding Achievement in the Application of Evidence-Based Practice Katie Schulz, MS, RN, OCN, CHPN – Medical Unit 1 Nurse Educator
  • Outstanding Achievement in Use of Evidence in Nursing Practice Sara Revier, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, ACHPN – Palliative Care
  • Outstanding Achievement in Use of Evidence in Nursing Management Jane Vortherms, MHA, BSN, RN, OCN – Coborn Cancer Center
  • Outstanding Achievement in Mentorship Joy Plamann, MBA, BSN, RN, BC – Medicine Care Center Director
  • Outstanding Achievement in Use of Evidence in Patient Education Katie Schulz, MS, RN, OCN, CHPN – Medical Unit 1 Nurse Educator
  • Next Generation Achievement Award in Evidence-Based Practice or Nursing Research Judy Jenson, BSN, RN – Chemo Infusion & Cancer Research – Coborn Cancer Center
  • Nursing Research Publication Award Nikki Laudenbach, MSN, RN, Clinical Utilization & Public Reporting Leigh Klaverkamp, BSN, RN, formerly Childrens Center, currently Quality Resources Carie Braun, PhD, RN, CSB/SJU Nursing Department Chair Sigrid Hedman-Dennis, MS, RN, CNS, CSB/SJU Associate Professor
  • Outstanding Nursing Student in Evidence-Based Practice Bonnie Rozycki, BSN, RN, BC – Medical Unit 1, Master’s student at Capella University
  • Outstanding Support to Enhance the Process of Evidence-Based Practice or Nursing Research Jean Beckel, DNP, MPH, RN, CNML – Intensive Care/Surgical Care & Clinical Practice

Congratulations to the Nurses’ Week Poster Contest Winners

  • Category: Research
    Penny Beattie, DNP, RN, MBA, NE-BC
    Women & Children’s Center
    “Performance Expectations of New Managers: A Comparison”
  • Category: Evidence-Based Practice
    Melissa Fradette, MSN, RN,CCRN
    Intensive Care Unit
    “Glucometer Practice Change”
  • Category: Performance Improvement
    Mary Leyk, MSN, RN-BC, ONC, Bone & Joint
    Katie Schulz, MSN, RN, OCN, CHPN, Med 1
    Naomi Schneider, MBA, BSN, RN, ONC, Bone & Joint
    Bonnie Rozycki, BA, RN-BC, Med 1
    “Tipping the Sacred Cow: Hospital-wide Implementation of Bedside Report”
  • Category: Education/Innovation
    Kim Schuster, BSN, RN, CWOCN, Patient Care Support
    Amy Gorecki, BSN, RN, CWOCN, Patient Care Support
    Jennifer Burris, MA,RN, ACNS-BCMedicine Care Center
    “Nursing Skin Integrity Guidelines: A New Approach to Skin Care”

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