Excellence in Nursing

Help New Hampshire Magazine, in partnership with the New Hampshire Nurses Association, honor the unsung heroes of the state’s health care community by nominating nurses in a variety of vital specialties. Nominations are open to all nurses practicing in New Hampshire. 

Nurses are key members of any health care team, but their skills and contributions are often unrecognized. We want to celebrate the very best in nursing – those who go above and beyond to comfort, heal and educate – to bring to light how critical nursing is to achieving comprehensive health care. 

Finalists will be featured in the May 2018 issue of New Hampshire Magazine and honored at a special awards event on May 22, 2018.

The online nominating process is now closed. 

2018 Award Recipients

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Mary Bidgood-Wilson, FNP, CNM New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association
Ambulatory Care Nursing Christine Dodier, BN, RN-BC Wentworth Health Partners
Cardiac-Vascular Nursing Carmen J. Petrin, MS, APRN, FNP-BC New England Heart & Vascular Institute
Emergency Nursing  Jennifer Alicea MSN, RN, CNL, CEN, Elliot Health System
Gerontologic Nursing Heather Brander Elliot Hospital - Geriatric Psychiatric Unit
Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing  Barbara Stuart Wentworth-Douglass Hospital: Supportive & Palliative Care
Maternal-Child Health Nursing Lourdes Hambrecht Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
Medical-Surgical Nursing Julia Puglisi Elliot Health System
Nurse Educators and Nurse Researchers Kate Collopy PhD, RN Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
Nurse Leader Mary Scott Southern New Hamphire Medical Center
Pediatric Nursing Sarah Heron Elliot Health System- Pediatrics
Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing  Sarah Bemish Elliot Health System_-Behavioral Emergency Response RN
Public Health Nursing Margaret Crowley, RN PhD Qualidigm


2018 Awards Ceremony


Tuesday, May 22, 2018
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Radisson Hotel
Manchester, NH

Join us on May 22 as we celebrate the winners of New Hampshire Magazine's inaugural Excellence in Nursing Awards! Enjoy some hearty hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and live entertainment as we recognize the state's best nurses. Each ticket purchase includes a ticket for a free drink.




Presenting Sponsor


Sponsorship opportunities are available. For inquiries, please contact Kimberly Lencki at (603) 413-5154.

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