You are here

Nominations Open for Nursing Excellence Awards

March 24, 2014

Do you know an excellent public health nurse? Would you like to honor someone dedicated to providing the highest quality health care for Georgians? Nominate these special health care providers for a Nursing Excellence Award.

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Nursing Excellence Awards. In honor of National Nurses Week, which begins this year on May 6, DPH takes the opportunity to recognize nurses at the state, district and county levels for their contributions and commitment to public health nursing.

Nominations are open for two awards: the State Office Nursing Consultation Excellence Award and the Public Health Nursing Practice Excellence Award.

The nominees and recipients of both awards will be announced at a celebration of National Nurses Week on May 8. Nominations are due April 14. For more information and to receive a nomination form, contact Shannon Hall at

You might like...

July 7, 2014

The March of Dimes is now accepting nominations for the Georgia March of Dimes 2014 Nurse of the Year Awards. Nurses who have demonstrated excellence and leadership may be nominated in 16 diverse categories of nursing. Last year, more than 700 nurses were nominated from across the state of Georgia.

May 14, 2014

During National Nurses Week, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) recognized more than 1,300 public health nurses in Georgia for the vital role they play in keeping Georgia healthy. Agency leaders attended a two-hour telehealth conference on May 8 to celebrate these professionals who are “leading the way,” the theme for National Nurses Week.

December 20, 2013

The United Way of Greater Atlanta has pledged to support a program that will get parents talking – literally.

On Dec. 18, the organization announced it will give $500,000 each year for three years to Talk With Me Baby, a new program piloted by half a dozen Georgia agencies, including the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH). The program is designed to help parents get into the habit of talking with their babies, a practice that scientists say can do wonders for a child’s future literacy and health.