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 Hotel Casino.

Important Dates:

Please complete the form below to nominate or vote for a candidate by midnight on September 25, 2023.

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 .

Nominations for the 2024 CNO/DON/Dean Award have closed.