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If you’ve experienced the power of nursing, you won’t forget it. The wisdom, the skill and the dedication that nurses show every day, sets them apart as very special people. When a patient receives life-changing care, how can they possibly express their gratitude?  

Now there is a way you can say a heartfelt thank you to an individual nurse, while at the same time supporting nurses to help more people, every day.

By donating to the Honor A Nurse program, you will help to advance the nursing profession and drive health care forward. Your donation goes to support nursing research, scholarships and leadership programs to improve nurses’ lives.

Whether you want to thank a special caregiver, or celebrate a nursing colleague, a friend, or a family member, contribute in their name today. Support a cause as incredible as they are.

Make a donation to honor a nurse 

Honor a Nurse Tribute List

As part of the Honor a Nurse program, benefits are included, depending on the amount of the gift. Contribution options are provided below. A sample official certificate is also displayed. For additional questions, please contact Elizabeth Franzino at 301-628-5305 or email

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Honor a Nurse 2017 Nurse of the Year: Linda J. Hassler, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC, FNGNA

Linda J. Hassler, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC, FNGNA, said she was only 16 years old when her father, then a camp director in upstate New York, needed a health lodge secretary/ nursing assistant. She rose to the challenge and found out how complex, compassionate, and exciting nursing could be. Since July 2017, Hassler has served as nursing excellence director at Hackensack Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation, where she manages the nurse residency and professional growth ladder programs. She recently completed her doctor of nursing practice degree at Rutgers University, where she is now an instructor in the entry to baccalaureate practice division, second-degree program, in the school of nursing. Today, Hassler's greatest joy is when she sees a student's or new nurse's mind click and understand why they are doing what they do-the science behind nursing. Hassler was honored by Joanne Alderman, MS-N, APRN-CNS(c), RN-BC, FNGNA, geriatric nursing practice educator consultant at Geriatric Collaborative Care Nursing Services-PLLC.

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