Iowa Announces '100 Great Iowa Nurses'

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The third annual listing of "100 Great Iowa Nurses" was announced March 5. The Iowa Nurses Association, Iowa Nurses Foundation and the University of Iowa College of Nursing have partnered to create this list, which celebrates nursing by honoring 100 nurses from around the state each year.

These outstanding nurses are recognized for their courage, competence and commitment to patients and the nursing profession. Nominations are submitted by colleagues, patients, doctors, friends and family members.

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The nurses and their invited guests will attend a ceremony in their honor Sunday, May 6, in Des Moines, the first day of National Nurses Week.

This year's honorees represent 43 Iowa counties. The original pool of 338 nominees came from 61 of Iowa's 99 counties. The nominations were reviewed by a panel of past recipients and then narrowed to 100 by a committee of nursing professionals. Nurses selected for this honor represent many sectors of health care, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and school and office nurses.

To see the list of this year's and past years' honorees, and for more information about the event, go to http://www.greatnurses.org.

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