Last Chance to Nominate Nurses

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Time is running out to nominate nurse leaders for inclusion in Modern Healthcare's 8th Annual "100 Most Powerful People" in Healthcare recognition program. Honor an RN during National Nurses Week by submitting a nomination at Nominees Sought for 100 Most Powerful Ranking

How does it work? Every year, associations go to their members and ask them to nominate their president, chief executive officer or executive director. Inclusion in the “Most Powerful” issue is an excellent way to bring higher visibility to the nursing profession and nursing’s role in health care. Modern Healthcare will place the 300 people who receive the most nominations on a final ballot and post it on their Web site, Most Powerful People in Healthcare. Then, readers will visit the site again to vote for the 10 candidates they believe should make the final list of the "100 Most Powerful."

The 100 people who receive the most votes make the final list with the ranking determined by number of votes received. The magazine reserves the right to resolve voting irregularities. Nominations for inclusion on the ballot will be accepted Monday, April 7, through Friday, May 8. Voting to determine the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” will take place Monday, May 25, through Friday June 26. The final ranking will be published in the Aug. 24, 2009, issue of Modern Healthcare.

In previous years, the following nurse leaders have appeared on the list: Mary Foley, MS, RN, ANA president 2000-2002; Barbara Blakeney, MS, RN, ANA president 2002-2006; Linda J. Stierle, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, ANA chief executive officer 2000-2009; Geraldine (Polly) Bednash, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, executive director, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN); Pamela Thompson, RN, MS, FAAN, chief executive officer of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE); Linda H Aiken, PhD, FAAN, FRCN, RN, Claire M. Fagin leadership professor in nursing, professor of sociology, and director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research; and Cheryl Johnson, BSN, RN, late UAN president 2000-2007.