Second Annual ‘Mosby’s Superheroes of Nursing’ Contest Launches During Nurses Week

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the launch of its second annual Mosby’s Nursing Suite “Superheroes of Nursing” contest, aimed at recognizing the work and dedication of individual nursing professionals. The contest officially opened for 2012 applicants during Nurses Week (May 6-12), and calls for applicants who fit into four categories – The Validators, The Achievers, The Educators, and The Protectors, to battle the villainous Obstructo.

According to last year’s “The Educator” winner, Ronald Oman, who works in the Grays Harbor Community Hospital nurse residency program, “My first love is nursing, and education is my passion. It was a great honor to be recognized with this award for the work our residency program has done. In a rural community, it’s difficult to find nurses with ED and CCU experience. Our residency program, with Elsevier’s online education programs, helps train the critical care and emergency nurses. It’s been a good fit. I have been able to help the hospital increase its staff.” 

Learn more about the other 2011 winners – Judy McHugh, Amy Richardson and April Morris

To add another element to the four superheroes, Elsevier has introduced a villain in this year’s contest, Obstructo, who represents anything that can get in the way of effective patient care, including inconsistent information, uncertain answers, and uninformed patients.

“For the second year, we again wanted to enable nurses around the country to show their appreciation for the nurses who fight for their patients and their institutions every day – they are some of the true superheroes of healthcare,” said Barbara Nelson Cullen, Vice President, Strategy and Content Development for Elsevier. “Nursing brings a new set of challenges to all who practice, and sometimes being recognized by your peers is a great way for those in the profession to come together, share their ‘war stories’ and appreciate one another’s efforts.”

Nominate a deserving nurse on Mosby’s Nursing Suite’s Facebook between May and August. A key issue defining the nominator submission topic will be featured each month. Elsevier will narrow down the nominations to a select few submissions that best represent one of the key four categories and the winner will be chosen from these applicants by the fans on Facebook.

The Mosby Nursing Suite offers four powerful online nursing resources that provide education, reference, research tools, and support at the point of care. The “Superheroes of Nursing” campaign illustrates how the utilization of these solutions helps develop real-life nursing superheroes to combat the ever present villain, Obstructo.

Don’t forget to ‘like’ the Mosby Nursing Suite Facebook page, which offers current news and announcements. The winners will be announced during the ANCC National Magnet Conference®, Oct. 10-12, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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