There’s plenty new about the fourth-annual edition of An Evening with the Stars, including an entirely new Shining Star category to recognize the often unsung yet indispensable Preceptor Star. There’s also plenty you’ll recognize: dinner and cocktails, smiling faces, good conversation, the usual spirited mixing of faculty, alumni, students, and friends of nursing under the stars. Graciously returning to emcee the affair is traffic and entertainment reporter Candace Dold of WBFF-Fox 45 (inset). And the 6 p.m. September 26 event should once again supply a perfect exclamation point to Alumni Weekend.
Shining Star nominations recognize excellence in patient care, mentorship, community outreach, or education. In addition to Preceptor, Shining Star categories include Student Nurse, Faculty Nurse from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, and Hospital Nurse (two awardees) from The Johns Hopkins Hospital and its affiliates: All Children’s Hospital (in St. Petersburg, FL), Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Sibley Hospital, and Suburban Hospital. Hospital Nurse winners from 2014 were Genieveve Cline, DNP, RN, of All Children’s and Morning Gutierrez, RN, of Bayview. The faculty winner was Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, RN, and Cliff Thornton, MSN, RN, was the Student Star.
The second-annual Cynthia and Peter Rosenwald Star Nurse of the Year Award, to recognize critical care nurses at The Johns Hopkins Hospital who go above and beyond the call of duty, went to Allison Pyles, RN.
Each 2015 finalist and a guest will receive complimentary tickets to the event. Watch for the list of names at nursing.jhu.edu/stars. Proceeds benefit the Hopkins Nursing-led coordinated school health program at Henderson-Hopkins School, a transformative model for education and health.
BUY A STAR
Recognize your favorite nurse, faculty member, or nursing student by purchasing a star on one of three levels: Gold ($500), Silver ($250), and Blue ($125). Stars purchased by August 10 will be featured in the event program; all must be purchased by September 17 for display at An Evening with the Stars.
To buy a star, purchase tickets, or learn more about the event, visit nursing.jhu.edu/stars