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January 4, 2022

Nurse.org ICON Awards 2021 Winners Announced

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.

Nurse.org ICON Awards 2021 WINNERS  

Best Products for Nurses

Best in Nursing Education

Best in Nursing Careers

Best Entertainment For Nurses

Most Important Nursing Issues

  • 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"

Nursing Community Awards

BEST PRODUCTS FOR NURSES 

From the most comfortable shoes for nurses to ground-breaking nursing innovations and amazing deals, we’re looking for the best product for nurses! 

FIGS SCRUBS - BEST SCRUBS FOR NURSES 2021

FINALISTS: 


 

FIGS

Jaanuu

Barco Grey's Anatomy 

VOTE NOW - CLICK HERE!

NIKE - BEST SHOES FOR NURSES 2021

FINALISTS

 

Nike Shoes

Clove Shoes 

 

Figs X New Balance

Hoka OneOne

Adidas Ultra Boost

VOTE NOW - CLICK HERE!

PRETTY LITTLE SCRUB SOCIETY - BEST NURSE ACCESSORIES 2021

FINALISTS

 

FINALISTS:

Profashional Nurse Stat Pack

Scubinskin

Snarky Reels by @snarkynurses

Rad Girl Creations - badge pins

Pretty Little Scrub Society

 

VOTE NOW - CLICK HERE!

TRUSTED HEALTH - BEST NURSING INNOVATION 2021

FINALISTS

 

Incredible Health

IntelyCare

Trusted Health

Emory University Project Nell

Keener app

Lumify Care 

VOTE NOW - CLICK HERE!

BEST NURSING AD CAMPAIGN 2021 - "Heroes" by the American Nurses Association

FINALISTS

 

"Heroes" by the American Nurses Association

"Nurses Need Care Too" by Vanderbilt University Medical Center

YouTube Video

"Happy Nurses Month" by Chamberlain University

YouTube Video

"This is a nurse: Nurses Week 2021" by FIGS Scrubs

YouTube Video

"Thank You...For Everything: A Message from ANA, AMA, and AHA" by American Nurses Association

YouTube Video

BEST DEALS FOR NURSES - CHIPOTLE *free meal

  • Cinnabon Free Roll
  • Chipotle Free meal 
  • Verizon Frontline discount

BEST IN NURSING EDUCATION 

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

FINALISTS

 

Moravian University Nursing Program

 

Stephen F. Austin State University School of Nursing

Carlow University Pittsburgh PA

Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health

Emory University School of Nursing 

UCLA School of Nursing

VOTE NOW - CLICK HERE!

NURSING PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR - Dr. O - TikTok @nursingtheoryprof

FINALISTS

 

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

FINALISTS

 

Kaplan

UWorld

Nursing.com

NCLEX Mastery

BoardVitals

 

 

Hurst Review 

Simplenursing.com

 

BEST IN NURSING CAREERS 

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

FINALISTS

 

The Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children Pittsburgh PA

 

The Med Nurses of Camp Del Corazon

Parkwood Hospital(UHS)

Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital

Boston Medical Center 

 

Northwell Health

VOTE NOW - CLICK HERE!

BEST TRAVEL NURSING AGENCY 2021 - Trusted Health

FINALISTS 

 

TNAA 

AMN Healthcare

Aya Healthcare

Trusted Health

Nomad Health 

NuWest

Jackson Nurse Professionals

 

RNnetwork

VOTE NOW - CLICK HERE!

BEST ENTERTAINMENT FOR NURSES 

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

FINALISTS

 

Nurse “See See” retired at 90

YouTube Video

Nurse Barbie - Amy O’Sullivan

YouTube Video

Northwell nurse choir - golden buzzer on AGT

YouTube Video

Beeping ICU Alarms -TikTok video by @nurse_sushi

The Myth of The Nursing Shortage @sibylestefania

“What Happens Right Before You Die?” TikTok Video @HospiceNurseJulie

YouTube Video

Travel Nurse Badge photo by @moniquejolicia

 

BEST ENTERTAINMENT FOR NURSES 2021 - Nurse Blake PTO Comedy Tour

FINALISTS

 

Nurse Blake PTO Comedy Tour

YouTube Video

Red Sox Nurse Night

YouTube Video

The Kelly Clarkson Show - Pediatric Oncology Nurses

YouTube Video

The Today Show - Former Patients Surprise Their Nurses

Book: E.R. Nurses: True Stories from America's Greatest Unsung Heroes by James Patterson, Matt Eversmann  

VOTE NOW - CLICK HERE!

MEDIA OUTLET OF THE YEAR 2021 - New York Times - Death, Through a Nurse’s Eyes

FINALISTS

 

FINALISTS:

New York Times - Death, Through a Nurse’s Eyes

YouTube Video

60 Minutes+: "60 Minutes+" examines mental health toll of COVID-19 crisis on healthcare workers

YouTube Video

Good Morning America: How COVID-19 inspired these people to pursue nursing

YouTube Video

NPR: ''War Doesn't Even Compare': A Year In The Life Of A Traveling Nurse

NursingWorld: ANA Urges US Department of Health and Human Services to Declare Nurse Staffing Shortage a National Crisis

 

MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FOR NURSES

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

VOTE NOW - CLICK HERE!

NURSING IMAGE OF THE YEAR 2021 - “Hero” by @mjhiblenart

FINALISTS

 

Nurse Superhero by Bansky

“Hero” by @mjhiblenart

Marvel and Allegheny Health Network "The Vitals: True Nurse Stories" comic

Super Nurse by @Iamfake

 

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"

FINALISTS

 

FINALISTS:

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"

 

NURSING COMMUNITY AWARDS 

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

FINALISTS

 

Nurse Blake @nurse.blake

Miki Rai @mikirai

YouTube Video

Nurse Natey @nursenatee

Kelsey Rowell @wholelifenurse

Wholelifenurse.com

Amanda Guarniere @theresumerx

Morgan Sandiego @Morgansandiego

VOTE NOW - CLICK HERE!

NURSE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR - Sarah Gaines - Founder of “The Six-Figure Travel Nurse” Course

FINALISTS

 

Chris Caulfield - Co-Founder of IntelyCare

YouTube Video

Brian Mohika - Founder of CathWear

YouTube Video

Monique Rodriguez - Owner of Mielle Organics

Mike Linares - Founder of Simplenursing.com

YouTube Video

Sarah Gaines - Founder of “The Six-Figure Travel Nurse” Course

 

NURSE LEADER OF THE YEAR - Kelsey Rowell @wholelifenurse

FINALISTS

 

Jacqueline Cassagnol - nursing administrator, educator, and professor

Founder: wcfrworldwide.org

Kelsey Rowell @wholelifenurse

Wholelifenurse.com

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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