Nurse.org ICON Awards 2021 Winners Announced
Nurse.org, the largest website and community of nurses online, announced the winners of its annual Nurse ICON Awards which recognize the best products, entertainment, careers, influencers, and issues that were most important to nurses in 2021. The Nurse.org community nominated and voted for the winners.
- Scrubs - FIGS
- Shoes - NIKE
- Fashion statement/accessories - Pretty Little Scrub Society
- Nursing innovation - Trusted Health
- Nursing ad-campaign - The American Nurses Association
- Best deal for nurses - Chipotle - Healthcare Heroes
- Nursing school of the year - UCLA School of Nursing
- Nursing professor of the year - Dr. O (@nursingtheoryprof)
- Best nursing test prep program - UWorld
- Viral nursing moment of the year - travel nurse badge photo by @moniquejolicia
- Best entertainment for nurses - Nurse Blake PTO Comedy Tour
- Best media outlet - New York Times - Death, Through a Nurse's Eyes
- The nursing issue of the year - Nurse Burnout
- Nurse image of the year - "Hero" by @mjhiblenart
- Legislator(s) of the year - Senator Sherrod Brown & Representative Jan Schakowsky - introduced "S.1567 - Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2021"
- Most influential nurse of the year - Nurse Blake
- Nurse entrepreneur of the year - Sarah Gaines - Founder of “The Six-Figure Travel Nurse” Course
- Nurse leader of the year - Kelsey Rowell wholelifenurse.com
From the most comfortable shoes for nurses to ground-breaking nursing innovations and amazing deals, we’re looking for the best product for nurses!
NIKE - BEST SHOES FOR NURSES 2021
PRETTY LITTLE SCRUB SOCIETY - BEST NURSE ACCESSORIES 2021
TRUSTED HEALTH - BEST NURSING INNOVATION 2021
BEST NURSING AD CAMPAIGN 2021 - "Heroes" by the American Nurses Association
BEST DEALS FOR NURSES - CHIPOTLE *free meal
- Cinnabon Free Roll
- Chipotle Free meal
- Verizon Frontline discount
Did you graduate from an amazing nursing school? Do you have a nursing professor who you adore? Did a specific NCLEX test prep program help you pass the NCLEX the first time (or second or third)? Check out our awards below and nominate the best of the best!
NURSING SCHOOL OF THE YEAR - UCLA SCHOOL OF NURSING
NURSING PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR - Dr. O - TikTok @nursingtheoryprof
Professor Dalton Skipper of Purdue University Global
Professor Katy Trotty of Stephen F. Austin State University
Dr. Dorris of the University of Mount Union
Dr. O - TikTok @nursingtheoryprof
BEST NURSING TEST PREP 2021 - UWorld
There’s a big difference between a good and a great healthcare employer. We’re looking for the best of the best. If you love where you work, nominate your facility for one (or more) of the awards listed below,
BEST PLACE TO WORK 2021 - Boston Medical Center
BEST TRAVEL NURSING AGENCY 2021 - Trusted Health
From a social media post, campaign, movement, or video that went viral. To a TV show, documentary, or film that truly depicted nurses. To a nursing event like a conference, program, or show (in person or virtual) that you really appreciated as a nurse. Maybe you have a favorite podcast hosted by a nurse? Or a media outlet that went above and beyond to accurately tell nurse stories. We’re looking for the best of the best in entertainment for nurses.
VIRAL NURSING MOMENT OF THE YEAR 2021 - Travel Nurse Badge photo by @moniquejolicia
BEST ENTERTAINMENT FOR NURSES 2021 - Nurse Blake PTO Comedy Tour
Book: E.R. Nurses: True Stories from America's Greatest Unsung Heroes by James Patterson, Matt Eversmann
MEDIA OUTLET OF THE YEAR 2021 - New York Times - Death, Through a Nurse’s Eyes
New York Times - Death, Through a Nurse’s Eyes
Good Morning America: How COVID-19 inspired these people to pursue nursing
NursingWorld: ANA Urges US Department of Health and Human Services to Declare Nurse Staffing Shortage a National Crisis
What is the one issue that impacted the nursing profession this year? Was there an image of a nurse that made you stop in your tracks? How about a non-nurse who proved to be a true ally/advocate for nurses? Maybe you know of a specific Legislator (or a group of Legislators) who worked hard to fight for nurses? Was there a media outlet you depicted nurses well? If so, nominate them to one (or many) of the awards below.
THE NURSING ISSUE OF THE YEAR - NURSE BURNOUT
- The Great Resignation
- National Shortage of Personal Personal Equipment (PPE) by Sara Well
- AACN: Hear Us Out National Media Campaign for COVID-19 Vaccinations
- Nurse Abuse
- Nurse Burnout
NURSING IMAGE OF THE YEAR 2021 - “Hero” by @mjhiblenart
Nurse Superhero by Bansky
“Hero” by @mjhiblenart
LEGISLATORS OF THE YEAR 2021 - Senator Sherrod Brown & Representative Jan Schakowsky - introduced "S.1567 - Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2021"
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX-30) - The first nurse to be elected to the US Congress.
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) - Nurse, the first woman, first millennial, and first person of color to represent her community in Congress.
Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-MO-1) - The first nurse and Black woman to represent Missouri.
Senator Sherrod Brown & Representative Jan Schakowsky - introduced "S.1567 - Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2021"
Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) - introduced "Medicare for All Act of 2021"
Senate Minority Leader Robert Ortt and Sen. Patrick Gallivan - proposed bills designed to "Alleviate Staffing Issues at Healthcare Facilities"
From nurses who use their platforms to lead positive change in the nursing profession to nurses turned entrepreneurs, nurse leaders, and advocates. If you know a nurse who is working to lead, mentor, and transform nursing - nominate them in one (or more) of the categories below.
NURSE INFLUENCE OF THE YEAR 2021 - Nurse Blake @nurse.blake
Nurse Blake @nurse.blake
Miki Rai @mikirai
Nurse Natey @nursenatee
Kelsey Rowell @wholelifenurse
Amanda Guarniere @theresumerx
Morgan Sandiego @Morgansandiego
NURSE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR - Sarah Gaines - Founder of “The Six-Figure Travel Nurse” Course
Chris Caulfield - Co-Founder of IntelyCare
Brian Mohika - Founder of CathWear
Monique Rodriguez - Owner of Mielle Organics
Mike Linares - Founder of Simplenursing.com
Sarah Gaines - Founder of “The Six-Figure Travel Nurse” Course
NURSE LEADER OF THE YEAR - Kelsey Rowell @wholelifenurse
Jacqueline Cassagnol - nursing administrator, educator, and professor
Kelsey Rowell @wholelifenurse
Michelle Greene Rhodes - founder of "The Color of Wellness" Magazine
Sean P Dent @seanpdent
Sara Well @sara.well
Sue Dennis - Owner of Homecare Bosses United
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