Nevada Nurses Foundation

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


2024 Distinguished Nurse Leader with Lifetime Achievement Award


To recognize and honor an outstanding nurse leader who is a role model for his or her peers and who is an active advocate for Nevada nursing and healthcare based on lifetime achievement and service.

Criteria for Selection of Award Recipient:

Nominees will be evaluated for their lifetime achievements and services provided in the following areas:

  • leadership
  • community service
  • scholarly contributions
  • political voice
  • advocacy for nursing & healthcare

Scoring will be based on how well the nomination essays and the nominees' responses illustrate exemplary contributions in these areas. Nominees must have been licensed in Nevada for at least 10 years.


The award 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 a candidate for the Distinguished Nurse Leader by midnight on August 15, 2023.


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

Technical issues with the nomination form should be reported to .

Nominations for the Distinguished Nurse Leader Award have closed.