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OU Medicine Nursing Professionals Honored for Excellence

OU Medicine Nursing Professionals Honored for Excellence


Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Children’s Hospital at OU Medicine and several nurses were honored recently by the Oklahoma Nurses Association.

The hospital received the Excellence in the Workplace Award for developing positive work environments and demonstrating innovative and effective programs and approaches that support nurses and promote excellent nursing care.

Amber Bradford, MSN, R.N., received the Oklahoma Nurses Association award for Excellence in Nursing-Administration, and Sheila K. St. Cyr, M.S., R.N.-B.C., received the Excellence in Nursing-Education award. These awards honor nursing professionals for development of innovative, unique and creative approaches that use nursing theory, knowledge and skills in any practice setting.

Helen Farrar, Ph.D., R.N., B.C.-CNE, assistant professor at the OU College of Nursing, and Donald W. Reynolds Nurse Scholar in Geriatrics, received the Nightingale Award of Excellence. The Nightingale Award is presented to an Oklahoma Nurses Association member who has provided service and dedication to the association, exemplifies the characteristics of a professional nurse, implemented unique strategies to fulfill professional and community role responsibilities, as well as engaging in a variety of roles that enhance the image of the nursing profession.

“The awards presented to The Children’s Hospital and to these exceptional individuals further establish

OU Medicine as a leader in healthcare,” said Cathy Pierce, M.S., RNC, CENP, chief nurse executive, OU Medicine. “We take great pride in the dedication shown by these nursing professionals as they serve and care for our patients at OU Medicine. They are to be commended for making excellence the benchmark of their work.”
Oklahoma Nurses Association works as a community of professional nurses across all specialties and practice settings. The association focuses on supporting and engaging nurses to address issues that impact the work they perform on a daily basis.