Legendary Nurse Awards 2018-04-24T15:34:11+00:00

Legendary Nurse Awards

The Legendary Nurse Awards began in 2015 as a way to honor exemplary nurses across the Legendary State of North Dakota. With over 18,000 nurses statewide, nurses form the backbone of the health care system and are a vital part of many different settings as reflected by each year’s award winners.

2018 Award Nominations Closed

The 2018 Legendary Nurse Award nomination deadline has ended. Winners will be announced in our May 15, 2018 newsletter and recognized at our Award Dinner celebration at our annual conference, October 25, 2018. To learn more about our conference or to register for the award dinner, click the button below.

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2017 Legendary Nurse Award Winners

  • Kim Mertz, BNSc, Bismarck, ND, Leadership Award
  • Billie Madler, BSN, MSN, DNP, FAANP, Bismarck, ND, Leadership Award
  • Carla Hansen, MSN, CENP, CCRN, Fargo, ND, Leadership Award
  • Annie Eliason, MSN, RNC-OB, Bismarck, ND, Leadership Award
  • Jenna Herman, DNP, MS, BA-RN, Bismarck, ND, Faculty Achievement Award
  • Deborah Swanson, MSN, BSRN, Grand Forks, ND, Nurse Executive Award
  • Doris Vigen, BSRN, Mayville, ND, Nurse Executive Award
  • Sara Stetz, MSRN, Fargo, ND, Evidence Based Practice Award
  • Megan Carlblom, MS, BSRN, SCRN, Fargo, ND, Evidence Based Practice Award
  • Tara Brandner, DNP, FNP-MS, Ashley, ND, Advocacy Award
  • Christopher Lunde, BSRN, Jamestown, ND, Preceptor Award
  • Tara Wilkens, BSRN, Bismarck, ND, Volunteer Award
  • Senator Tim Mathern, Fargo, ND, Champion for Nursing Award
  • Amanda Remynse, Bismarck, ND, Champion for Nursing Award

2016 Legendary Nurse Award Winners

  • Jamie Hammer, MSN, BSNR: Leadership Award
  • Lois Ustanko, MSN, BSRN: Leadership Award
  • Annie Paulson, MS, BSRN: Faculty Achievement Award
  • Julie Bruhn, MSN, BSRN: Nurse Executive Award
  • Carla Gross, PhD, BSRN: Nurse Executive Award
  • Tamsen Star O’Berry, BSRN: Rising Star Award
  • Lucy Kappel, BSRN: Rising Star Award
  • Danielle Olauson, BSRN: Rising Star Award
  • Joyce Schmaltz, MSN, BSRN: Evidence Based Practice Award
  • Kristin Roers, MN, BSRN: Advocacy Award
  • Leah Beekman, BSRN: Preceptor Award
  • Susan Pederson, MSN, BSRN: Volunteer Award
  • Mary Anne Marsh, PhD, BSRN: Founder Award
  • Kyle Martin, BS: Founder Award
  • Tara Brandner, MSN, BSRN: Research Award
  • Kathy Roth, MSN, BSRN: Research Award

2015 Legendary Nurse Award Winners

  • Constance Kalanek, PhD, RN, FRE: Founder Award
  • Patricia Moulton, PhD: Founder Award
  • Margaret Reed, MBA, MSN, BSN, RN: Founder Award
  • Linda Shanta, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN: Founder Award
  • Evelyn Quigley, MN, BSN, RN: Advocacy Award
  • Cheryl Rising, FNP: Advocacy Award
  • Stacey Hutzenbiler, MSN, RN: Faculty Achievement Award
  • Lonna Milburn, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN: Leadership Award
  • JoAnn Sund, MS, BSN, RN, CENP: Leadership Award
  • D’Aryln Bauer, PhD, MS, BSN, RN: Nurse Executive Award
  • Jan Kamphuis, PhD, MS, BSN, RN: Nurse Executive Award
  • Margaret Reed, MBA, MSN, BSN, RN: Nurse Executive Award
  • Becky Graner, MS, BSN, RN: Volunteer Award
  • Karen Urban Baatz, MS, BSN, RN, CNS: Research Award
  • Karen Robinson, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN: Research Award
  • Stacey Pfenning, DNP, APRN, FNP: Evidence Based Practice Award