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Children’s National Nurse Named National Magnet Nurse of the Year® by American Nurses Credentialing Center

October 12, 2015
Nurse of the Year- June Amling

Washington, DC — The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has named June Amling, MSN, RN, CNS, CWON, CCRN, an advanced practice registered nurse with more than 25 years of experience at Children’s National Health System, with one of its five 2015 National Magnet Nurse of the Year Awards. This is the third time in four years that a Children’s National nurse has been honored with this distinction.

The ANCC National Magnet Nurse of the Year Awards recognize outstanding contributions of clinical nurses for innovation, consultation, leadership, and professional risk-taking. To qualify, a nurse must be at a Magnet-designated hospital. Awards are presented in each of the five Magnet model components: Transformational Leadership; Structural Empowerment; Exemplary Professional Practice; New Knowledge, Innovations & Improvements; and Empirical Outcomes.

Ms. Amling was recognized in the Empirical Outcomes category for her dedication and accomplishments in pediatric wound care nursing.

“We are so proud to see one of our nurses honored for her passion and tireless commitment to improving the art and science of nursing,” said Linda Talley, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC, Vice President of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer at Children’s National. “June’s clinical excellence and passion for mentoring nurses has positively impacted the lives of so many of our patient families and team members.”

Since 1989, Ms. Amling has served in a variety of vital roles at Children’s National as a direct-care nurse in critical care and is nationally recognized as an expert in pediatric wound care. She currently leads the Skin and Wound Team, a group of 40 nurses, in monthly formal education, assessment training utilizing inter-rater reliability, and product evaluation.  

Ms. Amling executed her vision for the transformation of wound care delivery by forming Children’s first multidisciplinary group aimed at pressure ulcer reduction in 2006 focusing initially on Pediatric, Cardiac, and Neonatal Intensive Care Units. In 2010, she implemented these strategies house-wide, initiating a Skin and Wound Team comprised of direct-care nurses. By 2013, Ms. Amling directed this team to successfully reduce pressure ulcers from eight percent to less than 0.35 percent across 13 inpatient units, well below the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators benchmark.  

She also is actively involved in research including her ongoing collaborative translational research to produce a groundbreaking Mobile Structure Sensor for Real-Time 3-D Wound Assessment.

Ms. Amling is a member of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, the Society for Advanced Wound Care, and the Greater Washington Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Association.

The National Magnet Nurse of the Year Awards were presented in Atlanta, Georgia last week at the 2015 ANCC National Magnet Conference. At the conference, the ANCC also announced that Children’s National was redesignated as a Magnet hospital, a designation only seven percent of hospitals across the country achieve. Of those hospitals, an even smaller percentage are pediatric hospitals, placing Children’s National among a very elite group of healthcare facilities nationwide.

Contact: Lauren Lytle at 202-476-4500

About Children's National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has served the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is one of the nation’s Top 5 pediatric hospitals and, for a second straight year, is ranked No. 1 in newborn care, as well as ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. It has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C. Metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is the seventh-highest NIH-funded pediatric institution in the nation. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels. 

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