As part of National Nurses Week (May 6-12), held in honor of the largest health-care workforce in the United States, three nurse leaders from the University of Arizona College of Nursing were honored by their peers during an annual 2017 Tucson Fabulous 50 Nurses gala held by the Tucson Nurses’ Week Foundation on Saturday, May 6.
The 20th annual event is the city's capstone celebration to National Nursing Week and is sponsored by the Tucson Nurses Week Foundation. The Fabulous 50 nurses were chosen from throughout the Tucson area by their peers for their role modeling and mentoring of others, concern for humanity and their contributions to the Tucson community and the profession of nursing.
UA College of Nursing ‘Fabulous 50’ Nurses:
Barbara Brewer, PhD, RN, MALS, MBA, FAAN, Associate Professor
“I have had a rich and rewarding career as a registered nurse for many years. In those years I have had many meaningful patient moments and recognition by my peers, but to be recognized as a Fab 50 nurse, is very dear to me and something I will prize.”
Kathryn Challenger, EdD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE, Clinical Instructor
“I am humbled to be honored by my fellow nurse colleagues who have mentored me along my journey. This award calls me to inspire others in the same way. It is wonderful to be able to celebrate Nurses Week with the Tucson Nursing Community.”
Darlene R. Lacroix, MS, BSN, RN, ACNP, Clinical Instructor
“Working as a Registered Nurse for over 30 years has given me great satisfaction, knowing I am helping others. I believe Nursing is a calling not just a career. Being one of the recipients to receive the Fab 50 award has solidified my calling. I am truly honored to be one of the Fab 50 recipients this year.”
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