Nevada Nurses Foundation

Developing Quality Health Care for Nevada Citizens by Promoting The Development of Professional Nursing


2024 People's Choice
Chief Nursing Officer, Director of Nursing, Dean/Director, & CEO
(CNO, DON, Dean/Director, & CEO)

Join us in selecting and recognizing the 2024 Chief Nursing Officer,
Director of Nursing, Dean/Director, and CEO of the year!


To recognize and honor an outstanding Chief Nursing Officer, Director of Nursing, Dean/Director, and CEO based on nominations and votes submitted by fellow nurses.


The awards will be presented during the 2024 Shining Stars of Nursing Awards Dinner on Saturday, October 12, 2024, in Sparks, NV, at the Nugget Casino Resort.

Important Dates:

Please complete the form below to nominate or vote for a candidate by midnight on September 30, 2024.

Criteria for Selection of Award Recipient:

  • A leader who provides a positive, supportive, and collaborative work environment for colleagues, physicians, and leaders, demonstrated by high morale and low turnover, which ultimately leads to the delivery of an exceptional patient experience.
  • A leader who fosters the enhancement of the nursing profession in Nevada through leadership and ongoing support in the development of professional nursing practice.
  • A leader who is respected by healthcare stakeholders statewide, including, but not limited to, professional associations, educational programs, healthcare facilities, regulatory bodies, and legislative entities.


Questions about the nomination or award criteria or process should be directed to or by calling 775-560-1118.

Technical issues with the nomination/voting form should be reported to .


Please select the name of a CNO, DON, Dean/Director, or CEO with whom you work or are personally familiar, and rate that individual in the three evaluation areas.

If you do not see the name of someone you believe should be considered for this award, please make sure the person works in a CNO, DON, Dean/Director, or CEO capacity and enter the person's name and employer in the space provided. Any names you submit will automatically be presented as options to future visitors to this page.

Nominations and scores must be submitted by the deadline above. This deadline will be strictly enforced, and late submissions will not be accepted.

Items marked with a * are required, and the form cannot be submitted if these values are missing!

Nomination/Scoring Form:

Nominee Information
Pick a name from the list or submit a new name to be added to the list of nominees.
* nominee:

Nominee Rating
Score the nominee on each of the following attributes. Refer to the Criteria section above for more details.
* positive, supportive, &
collaborative work environment:
poor   0     1     2     3     4   excellent
* supports nursing in Nevada:
poor   0     1     2     3     4   excellent
* respected by Nevada
healthcare stakeholders:
poor   0     1     2     3     4   excellent

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