Nominate An Outstanding Nurse!

Help us celebrate and honor the outstanding nurses in our community!


We are looking for nurses who are exceptional in their profession, going above and beyond in their work!

Anyone can submit a nomination, including parents, peers, doctors and patients. We are looking for Outstanding Nurses in the following categories: Hospital Setting, Clinic Setting, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Administrative Leadership, Student Nurse (pre-board certification), Women’s Health, Emergency Situations, Children’s Health, Long-Term Care, Cancer Treatment, and School Nurse (K-12). New this year: Intensive Care, Hospital Care, and Military. In addition, we will award a Rising Star Award to a nurse with fewer than five years since certification, and a Lifetime Achievement Award to a nurse with more than twenty years or more since certification.

Submissions will close April 1, 2016.

Nominations will be reviewed by a blue-ribbon panel. Finalists will be notified in May. The 2016 winners will be announced at an event this summer and profiled in the November issue of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.

Colleagues, complete this survey.


Patients and families, complete this survey.


Please contact with questions.


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