Nevada Nurses Foundation

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


2021 People's Choice Chief Nursing Officer/Director of Nursing/Dean (CNO/DON/Dean)

Join us in selecting and recognizing the 2021 Chief Nursing Officer, Director of Nursing, or Dean of the year!


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


The award will be presented during the 2021 Shining Stars of Nursing Awards Dinner on Saturday, October 2, 2021, in North Las Vegas, NV, at the Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa.

Important Dates:

Please complete the form below to nominate or vote for a candidate by midnight on September 15, 2021.

After submitting an online nomination, you will receive a receipt and tracking number.

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 2021 CNO/DON/Dean Award have closed.