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International Awards for Nursing Excellence

Media, Communications, and Publicity

Past Award Recipients

2015 The Capstone International Nursing Book Award Recipient

Transforming Interprofessional Partnerships: A New Framework for Nursing and Partnership-Based Health Care

Published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Teddie M Potter, PhD, MS, RN Clinical Associate Professor, Coordinator of the DNP in Health Innovation and Leadership, Director of Diversity and Inclusivity University of Minnesota Minnesota, USA Zeta Chapter #005

Dr. Potter has a rich practice history, including over 25 years as an acute care nurse, a home care and hospice nurse, and 16 years as a nurse educator. She has also shown a long-term commitment to diversity and inclusivity. Dr. Potter was selected as the 2015 recipient of the Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award for creating respectful and inclusive living, learning, and working environments. Dr. Potter speaks nationally and internationally about Partnership-Based Health Care and The BASE of Nursing, new theories to guide nursing practice, education, and research. She co-authored with Riane Eisler the award-winning book, Transforming Interprofessional Partnerships: A New Framework for Nursing and Partnership-Based Health Care. Potter is Executive Editor for the newly launched Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal designed to promote a world in which all relationships, institutions, policies, and organizations are based on partnership principles.

2015 Chapter Communications and Publicity Award Recipient

Rho Delta Chapter #410

Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery Pakistan

Rho Delta Chapter has a comprehensive body of work for chapter communication and publicity this biennium. The chapter has used every form of multimedia — email, newsletters, membership brochure, Facebook, Twitter, websites, flyers, display tables, and event announcements. They have had a consistent presence in their community showcasing their chapter through displays at their affiliate hospital, a community NGO, and an orphanage for International Nurses Day, World Children’s Day, and partnered events.

2015 Media Award Recipients

DUHS Nursing Leadership Team
(L-R) Sylvia Alston, Mary Ann Fuchs, and Jana Alexander

Nursing Media Award (Other - Electronic, Photography, Art, etc.)
Duke University Health System Nursing Leadership

North Carolina, USA

Duke University Health System Nursing Leadership set out to make a recruitment video in 2013, then quickly realized that the scope of the project needed to be increased. The catalyst – the eloquent examples provided by Duke nurses about their professional practice and what it means to be a “Duke nurse.” The nurses interviewed for the video were at different points in their careers and worked in varied roles. They spoke candidly about their professional practice within the framework of the DUHS Nursing Professional Practice Model (PPM). “The Duke Nursing Experience” is a powerful video about how Duke nurses live the concepts of advocacy, caring, collaboration, empathy, innovation, leadership, professional growth, and professionalism. Since premiering the video during 2014 National Nurses Week, Duke Nursing has incorporated “The Duke Nursing Experience,” either in its entirety or in segments that address specific PPM concepts, into nursing orientation, training sessions, meetings, and events.

Nursing Media Award - Print
Pamela Triolo, PhD, RN, FAAN

Contemporary Medical Mystery Series Featuring Nurses
Author and Chief Executive Officer
Principled Leadership Solutions
Texas, USA
Zeta Pi Chapter #158

After a successful international nursing career, bridging service and academe, Triolo career shifted, channeling her mission of improving the image of nursing with her passion for writing mysteries. The medical mystery series, featuring a Latina RN protagonist with a multicultural team, was born with Death Without Cause (2013) and The Impostor: A Medical Mystery (Wyatt-MacKenzie, Inc., 2014). The characters face contemporary clinical, workplace, and life issues packaged in a mystery. The books, designed to engage, teach and entertain, are highly recommended reads for libraries, student nurses and high school students considering health science. They are well regarded in the public domain. Foreword Reviews reported, “Triolo’s second novel about nurses could easily be ripped from the headlines.” Suzanne Gordon said, "Anyone in nursing ... will not have to read far, before experiencing a shudder of recognition: this fictional tale is rooted in workplace reality that can be no less scary."

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