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University of Iowa News Release

Jan. 26, 2006

Nominations Sought For Nursing Excellence Awards

The Gamma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing, has announced a call for nominations for two distinguished nursing awards: the Clinical Performance Improvement Award and the Betty Means Community Health Nursing Award. The Gamma Chapter is affiliated with the University of Iowa College of Nursing. 

The Clinical Performance Improvement Award recognizes Gamma Chapter members in clinical practice who have demonstrated innovative and high-quality clinical practice that has contributed to improvement in the quality of patient care or services, expanded access, had a positive financial impact, or promoted important patient outcomes.

The Betty Means Community Health Nursing Award recognizes and rewards innovative and high-quality community health practice.

Nominees for the awards must be active members of Gamma Chapter or nominated by a Gamma Chapter member. Awards may be given to an individual or an individual and a community partner for joint recognition. B.S.N. (bachelor of science in nursing) students are eligible for the Betty Means Award.

Applications for both awards are due March 1. For detailed criteria and nomination forms, visit the membership and awards section of the Gamma Chapter's Web site at or call Kim Hammen in UI College of Nursing at 319-335-7296.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa College of Nursing, 101 Nursing Building, Iowa City, Iowa 52242

MEDIA CONTACT: Michele Francis, 319-335-8960,