Four nurses from The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore were presented with the Professional Issues Writers Award by MEDSURG Nursing at the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses annual convention in September in Nashville.
Margie Burnett, RN, BSN, CNRN; Maureen Lewis, RN, PMHNP-BC; Tameria Joy, RN, BSN; and Kelly Jarrett, RN, BSN, were honored for their article, Participating in Clinical Nursing Research: Challenges and Solutions of the Bedside Nurse Champion, published in the September/October 2012 issue. The authors examined how including direct-care nurses in research benefits individual nurses and nursing units.
Burnett is a clinical informatics coordinator in the department of neurosciences; Lewis is a nurse practitioner in the department of psychiatry; Joy is a nurse clinician 3 in the department of medicine; and Jarrett is a nurse clinician 2 in the department of surgery.
MEDSURG Nursing, the Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, presents its writers awards annually. All manuscripts published in the journal from May 2012 to April 2013 were evaluated in different categories, and the winners were selected by an awards committee.
All award winners received a plaque and a complimentary registration to the convention. The winners also are announced in MEDSURG Nursing.