Nursing Media Awards  


The Media Awards recognize and salute those communicators, information specialists, photo journalists, and creative individuals and groups who have pursued excellence in communicating nursing’s rich and diverse stories and in sharing nursing’s knowledge with the nursing community.

Media Awards recognize nursing in the following areas:
     • Print (published materials)
     • Other (electronic, photography, art, etc.)

Past Award Recipients

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

2015 Award Recipient

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. 

2015 Award Recipient

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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