Clinical Excellence Award Recipients

Past Recipients -
2015 - 2021

  • Spring 2021: Lynelle Pierce
  • Spring 2020: Grant Westbrook
  • Spring 2019: Vicki Hicks
  • Spring 2018: Samantha Johnson
  • Spring 2017: Dr. Lisa Ogawa, Director of Quality and Safety Scholarship at the University of Kansas School of Nursing for her efforts in developing the  KU-I-Quest Program 
  • Spring 2016: Liza Rodriquez, Blood and Marrow Transplant Nurse Practice Coordinator for the University of Kansas Cancer Center, for her active research role participating as a co-investigator in multiple single and multi-center clinical trials and her role selecting and developing nurse practitioners to become experts in Blood and Marrow transplant issues
  • Spring 2015: Greta Price, Education Specialist, The University of Kansas Hospital for her revision of the Nurse Residency Project in the Department of Nursing
2010 - 2014
  • Spring 2014: Robyn Albrecht-Thompson and Cyndy Steen for the University of Kansas Hospital Oncology Units achievement of the Prism Award for Excellence in Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Spring 2013: Dr. Helen Connors for her development of the KU School of Nursing Center for Nursing Informatics
  • Spring 2012: Rachel Pepper for development of the University of Kansas Hospital Nursing Department Professional Practice Plan
2005 - 2009
  • Spring 2007: Noreen Thompson for her leadership in the development of the Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist role at the University of Kansas Hospital
  • Spring 2006: Monica Scheibmeier for development of the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Degree plan 
  • Spring 2005: Beth Clark, Director, Cardiovascular Services at the University of Kansas Hospital
1999 - 2004
  • Spring 2003: Nancy Barr, Clinical Instructor, University of Kansas School of Nursing and Clinician III at St. Joseph Health Center
  • Spring 2001: Susan E. Bennett, Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Manager at the University of Kansas Medical Center Student Health Clinic and Clinical Instructor at the University of Kansas School of Nursing
  • Spring 2000: Donna Ryan, RN, MSN, Advanced Practice Nurse in Pediatrics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Children’s Mercy Hospital
  • Spring 1999: Daphne Reavey, RN, MSN, NNP, Coordinator, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners of Children’s Mercy Hospital