Recognizing nurses for excellence in the art and science of nursing for 30 years.
The event honors one hundred RNs who were nominated by their peers and selected for being role models, leaders, community servants, compassionate caregivers and significant contributors to the nursing profession. The nurses recognized come from all practice areas in nursing including acute care, sub-acute care, school nursing, nurse leaders, academics and many more.
The DFW Great 100 Nurses Celebration originally stemmed from an idea by P.K. Scheerle, a registered nurse and successful entrepreneur, who founded a similar event to recognize nurses in New Orleans, Louisiana.
In 1991, Dr. Beth Mancini, PhD, RN, Sarah Moody, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Lucy Norris, MS, RN, CENP and Judy Denison, MS, RN, NEA-BC worked with the community to create the DFW Great 100 Nurses.
The Great 100 celebration raises the awareness of the contributions of nurses to patient care, research, leadership, education and community service of more than 50,000 nurses practicing in the DFW area. In addition, the celebration builds the image of nursing through positive reinforcement of the profession as a scientific art and the recognition of those who exemplify excellence. “The Dallas - Fort Worth Great 100 Nurses has allowed these amazing stories to be about each nurse who is nominated; stories of courage, strength, resilience, and the lives of each patient they touch. Not only at the bedside, but in the boardroom, schoolroom, and throughout the community.” , stated Victoria England, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC President of the DFW Great 100.
It is a special honor for a nurse to be nominated by family members, patients, peers, former teachers, physicians, and administrators. Over the past twenty-nine years, this award has become recognized throughout the nursing community in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex as an esteemed honor and prestigious accomplishment.