Second Annual Boote/Gerritsen ICU Nursing Award

The Boote/Gerritsen ICU Nursing Award is a fund to recognize the exceptional care that UNC Hospitals ICU nursing staff provide to their patients and patient families on a daily basis. The nomination deadline is July 10.

This award is open to UNC Hospitals ICU nursing staff including Registered Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants and Clinical Support Technicians who provide exceptional patient care, service and organizational citizenship. The award holds a value of $2,000 each and will be awarded to four RNs/NAs/CSTs in our ICUs annually. The funds awarded are to be used for expenses associated with nursing degree attainment, professional development and/or attendance at scientific conferences or meetings that will enhance the recipient’s knowledge and abilities in the health care setting. Eligibility requirements for this award include:

  • Full-time employee (greater than or equal to 0.75 FTE)  CNII, CNIII, CNIV, NA I, NA II, CST I or CST II
  • Has worked at UNC Hospital for at least one year in the ICU environment and is employed in one of the following ICU units:  BICU, CICU, CTICU, MICU, NCCU, NSICU, PICU, SICU
  • Must utilize award funds within 12 months of receipt and must maintain continuous employment at UNC Hospitals at time of usage
  • Must not be in disciplinary action

To nominate a colleague, please complete the nomination form located on the Nursing Excellence section of the Intranet and return it to Eric Wolak at by July 10, 2015. You may also access the nomination form here.

Award recipients will be notified of this distinction in August and a ceremony highlighting their achievement will be held on Sept. 18, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Cancer Hospital Conference Room 1. 

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