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Maureen Allain is the recipient of the 2004 RN Ambassador Award

 

Congratulations to Maureen Allain, recipient of the 2004 RN Ambassador Award sponsored by the Coalition for Nursing Careers in California (CNCC).

Professional Nurses are being celebrated nationwide May 6 – 12th during National Nurse’s Week.  Healthcare organizations across the country organize events to recognize the value and contribution professional nurses make to patients and the welfare of their communities every day.

This year, the Coalition for Nursing Careers in California kicked off the celebration on May 3, 2005.  Jacqueline Noble, project analyst and Jean Smithson-Bell, project manager, presented CNCC’s second Annual RN Ambassador Award to Maureen Allain, RN during NorthBay Medical Center’s, Nurse Week celebration held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfield, CA.

The RN Ambassador Award is given each year to an RN who demonstrates outstanding leadership, professionalism, stewardship, awareness of issues affecting the nursing profession and performs community outreach activities heralding care in nursing.

Maureen is responsible for setting up a teen volunteer program at North Bay Health Care which allows high school students who are interested in nursing to benefit from hands-on experience.  She organized hospital staff to mentor the teens: a group called Teen Volunteer Liaisons.  Maureen also worked with her colleagues on skills fairs to give the teen volunteers the skills needed in order for them to function in the hospital.

CNCC’s goal is dedicated to lead an outreach effort to achieve an adequate and diverse nursing workforce to meet the needs of California and to promote nursing as a career. 

Linda D. Gregory, CNCC Program Director comments, “Professional nurses, such as, Maureen, whose passion and commitment to the profession is twofold: creating internal opportunities for her peers to mentor; and participating in outreach activities that educate young people about careers in nursing.  I am confident that activities such as these replicated throughout the state will result in a diverse and sustainable workforce to meet the future healthcare needs of Californians.”

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