Recently we honored a number of nurses at the UN for International Nurses Day 2017.

Meet the nurses and read their stories below!

Nurse Honoree: Cheryl D. Kane

Nurse Honoree: Cheryl D. Kane

Nominating Organization: NWGI

Committed to Mentoring, Nurturing & Supporting Nurses, While Continuing To Serve In Creative New Ways: Cheryl D. Kane

I shared Cheryl’s story earlier this year on the Nurses With Global Impact blog, and am sharing it again upon the occasion of Cheryl being named one of the first recipients of our award, which was given on International Nurses Day at the United Nations.

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Nurse Honoree: Rupinder Kaur

Nurse Honoree: Rupinder Kaur

Nominating Organization: RAD-AID

Moving Through India To Screen, Educate and Support Thousands of Women: Rupinder Kaur

Rupinder Kaur is a registered nurse who earned her degree in 2013 from the Mahabir School of Nursing, Ambala City, Haryana, India. After working in an ICU for a year to gain clinical experience, Rupinder joined The Post Graduate and Institution for Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) and at the same time became an active professional supporting the Asha Jyoti program in Chandigarh, India.

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Nurse Honoree: Meenakshi Verma Masoun

Nurse Honoree: Meenakshi Verma Masoun

Nominating Organization: RAD-AID

Promoting Women’s Health and Expanding Access Through Nursing Education: Meenakshi Verma Masoun

Meenakshi Verma Masoun has touched the lives of more than 16,000 women in her career, through her work with the Asha Jyoti program in Chandigarh, India as an active expert and advocate in women’s health in communities for decades. Asha Jyoti means “Ray of Hope” in Hindi.

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Nurse Honoree: Barbara Moloney

Nurse Honoree: Barbara Moloney

Nominating Organization: NWGI

With Quiet Confidence, Barbara Moloney Saves Lives In Haiti & Beyond

Barbara Moloney’s semi-annual missions to Haiti began in 2008, two years before the tragic earthquake leaving tens of thousands of people injured and families displaced. She has long been an advocate for critically ill patients and their families and today is an Associate Director and Course Coordinator for the Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing Program, and actively involved in several programs including biannual visits by a team of nurse educators, a BLS program for health care providers, a BLS instructor course, ACLS courses, and a critical care course.

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Nurse Honoree: Jacob Turmell

Nurse Honoree: Jacob Turmell

Nominating Organization: Philips

Jacob Turmell is one of the rare RNs who have dedicated their service to others through helping guide a corporation (Philips) in developing and rolling out products and services that make the nursing profession more effective. As a Registered Nurse for over 18 years, Jacob’s clinical focus has been on the care of cardiac and critical care patients. Before joining Philips, Jacob held roles as a bedside RN, travel RN, hospital supervisor, and unit manager.

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Nurse Honorees: Teresa Tyson and Paula E.S. Hill

Nurse Honorees: Teresa Tyson and Paula E.S. Hill

Nominating Organization: LIG

The Dynamic Duo Join Together To Drive The Health Wagon, Bringing Care to the Uninsured in Rural Appalachia

Teresa Tyson and Paula E.S. Hill are Family Nurse Practitioners, who maintain a clinical practice, called the Health Wagon, which cares for the uninsured in the rural Appalachia Mountains of Virginia. Teresa is the executive director of this inspiring non-profit, and her friend Paula is the clinical director.

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In Memoriam: Nurse Honoree: Leonora P. Gonzales, ‘Candy’

In Memoriam: Nurse Honoree: Leonora P. Gonzales, ‘Candy’

Nominating Organization: LIG

A Very Special Spirit & Recipient of the Nurses With Global Impact Award: We Honor Leonora P. Gonzales, Who Lifted Others Up Throughout Her Life

Leonora P. Gonzales (Candy, as she was always fondly called by her friends and family) completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Iloilo Doctors’ College in March 1998 and passed the Nursing Licensure Examination in November of the same year.

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