Our Nurses Achievements

Nurses at Children’s consistently go above and beyond their daily duties to excel at their jobs, contribute to their communities and further the nursing profession. For these efforts, Children’s nurses have attained local and national recognition.

Our Nurses Achievements

National Awards

Children’s National nurses receive the National Magnet Nurse of the Year® Award for two consecutive years.

  • In 2013 Elizabeth Bradshaw-Mikula, MSN, RN, CPN; Former Clinical Program; Manager/Clinical Program Coordinator, Cardiac Research received the National Magnet Nurse of the Year® award in Empirical Outcomes.
  • In 2012 Kathy Ann Sheehy, MSN, APRN, PCNS-BC, RN-BC; Interim Director; Advanced Practice Nursing, and Director of Program Development and Implementation, Pain Medicine, received the National Magnet Nurse of the Year® award in New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements.

The Association of Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology Nurses honors a Children’s National nurse for dedication and leadership.

Deborah Freiburg, MS, BSN, RN; Director; Medical Nursing and Patient and Family Education Program, received the 2013 Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award

Local Awards

Out of hundreds of nominations, Washingtonian magazine selected ten extraordinary individuals for contributions in the field of nursing for the annual Washingtonian Excellence in Nursing Award.

Two Children’s National nurses received this award:

  • Christy Baxter, MSN, MHA, RN, CPN; Clinical Manager; Pain Medicine
  • Lindsey Kennedy, BSN, RN, CPHON; RN II; Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

2014 Nursing Excellence GEM Awards, make up Nurse.com prestigious award program that honors outstanding nurses in regions across the country, leading to the selection of National Nurse of the Year.

Two Children’s National nurses were recognized in 2014:

  • Claudette Coderre, RN, CPN; RNIII; 7 East Medical Care Unit
  • Chantel Skipper, RN , MSN, CPNP-AC, CPN; Professional Practice Specialist; Surgical Care Unit and Neuroscience Unit

Children’s National Awards

DAISY Award Winners are acknowledged through the DAISY Foundation which was founded by Bonnie and Mark Barnes- the parents of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 due to complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The family created the international DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses as a means to honor nurses across the globe for excellence in caring for patients and families.

The following Children’s National nurses were recipients of the daisy award in 2014:

  • Tina Floyd, RN, BSN, CPN; RN II; 6 East/ North Intestinal Rehab Unit
  • Sabrina Singleton, RN; MSN; RN II;  7 East Medical Care Unit
  • Marnell Jungoy, RN; BSN; RN II; Neuroscience Unit
  • Rebecca Cunningham, RN; CNOR, RN III; Operating Room
  •  Marcia Neuendorf, RN, BSN,  CNOR; Clinical Manager; Operating Room