My aunt is a 92yo working nurse and would like to nominate her for nurse of the year

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    My Great Aunt has been a nurse since she was in her twenties and now she is 92 years old. She is still working as an Rn at a nursing facility, full time and still does double shifts. She takes care of people who are by far younger than her. I am looking for a way this woman can get recognized for all she has done for so many people, for so many years. My family and i agree that she will never stop working, she loves what she does and will never quit. Please can someone help me, I would love for her to have the recognition she deserves. Thank you...
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    WOW... 92 yo RN still working occasional double. Definitely deserves to be nominated for a longevity award.


    Following are places you can submit her for nomination:
    a. Constituent and State Nurses Associations look at your states award criteria

    b. ANA Nurse Recognition >NationalAwards
    c. Nurse.com Excellence Awards
    c. ADVANCE for Nurses
    d. Geriatrics Recognition Award (GRA) - American Geriatrics Society
    e. Ask congressperson (office covers her home town or worksite location) for proclamation honoring your aunt


    Best wishes with this endeavor. Please encourage her to join our website and share her stories too
    phillyphan, brian, Cindy14, and 6 others like this.
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    This is awesome!! What a lady!!! Pulling double shifts at 92?! This tells me I will have no excuse once I become a nurse. It may have to do a lot with where she works also. People are more prone to stay with a company if they love what they do and they are recognized for what they do!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I'm more than excited to continue this journey.:-)
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    Well she must be some awesome lady! She does deserve something.
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    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    WOW... 92 yo RN still working occasional double. Definitely deserves to be nominated for a longevity award.


    Following are places you can submit her for nomination:
    a. Constituent and State Nurses Associations look at your states award criteria

    b. ANA Nurse Recognition >NationalAwards
    c. Nurse.com Excellence Awards
    c. ADVANCE for Nurses
    d. Geriatrics Recognition Award (GRA) - American Geriatrics Society
    e. Ask congressperson (office covers her home town or worksite location) for proclamation honoring your aunt


    Best wishes with this endeavor. Please encourage her to join our website and share her stories too
    Just awesome! I hope you pursue these suggestions by NRSKarenRn - may we all live to be 92 and happy in what we do!
    Esme12 likes this.
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    You might alert the local newspaper for a possible story or picture. Also her nsg school alumnae association might be interested (if it's still around?)

    Kudos to her!!!!
    NurseDirtyBird, LTCNS, Daisy_08, and 2 others like this.
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    Good for her! Follow NRSKaren suggestions I also think calling your local news or even Good morning America they LOVE those humanitarian stories...and she is very special!!!!

    Hats off to your Aunt!!!!
    phillyphan, CareQueen, brian, and 3 others like this.
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    That's fantastic! What an inspiration you have in your family.
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    What an amazing story!
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    She wins! Holy cow...
    CareQueen, C-lion, Sugar Magnolia, and 1 other like this.


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